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The Colorado Civil Rights Commission is a seven-member bipartisan panel whose mission is to:
conduct hearings on the character, causes and extent of illegal discriminatory practices throughout the state;
advise the Governor and General Assembly regarding policies and legislation that address illegal discrimination;
review appeals of cases investigated and dismissed by the Division; and,
adopt and amend rules and regulations to be followed in the enforcement of the state's statutes prohibiting discrimination.
The Commissioners are citizens of Colorado who are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate to serve four-year, voluntary terms. They are selected from across the state to represent both political parties. Two represent business (one of whom represents small business), two represent government, and three represent the community at-large. At least four of the members are members of groups of people who have been or who might be discriminated against because of disability, race, creed, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, religion or age. Matters concerning current investigations or appeals before the Commission are confidential and can only be discussed with the parties in the case or the parties' representatives.
The Commission meets to formulate policy and to hear appeals in discrimination cases. Click here to view upcoming Commission meetings and agendas.
Colorado Civil Rights Commissioners
|NAME||AREA REPRESENTING||TERM EXPIRES||AREA SERVED|
|Diann Rice (Un), Chair||Rep. Community at Large||3/13/2016||Loveland|
Raju Jairam (Un), Vice Chair
Rep. Small Business
|Katina Banks (D)||Rep. Business||3/13/2015||Denver|
|Marvin Adams (R)||Rep. State or Local Government Entities||3/13/2016||Colorado Springs|
Eva Muñiz Valdez (D)
|Rep. Community at Large||3/13/2013||Pueblo|
|Janelle R. Doughty (D)||Rep. State or Local Government Entities||3/13/2013||Marvel|
|A. Susie Velasquez ( D)||
Rep. State or Local Government Entities