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Civil Rights Commission
50 2nd Avenue Bridge
7th Floor 
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Phone: 319-286-5036 
Fax: 319-343-1109
civilrights@cedar-rapids.org

About Us

About the Civil Rights Commission

MISSION
The Commission exists to protect the civil rights of all individuals within the City of Cedar Rapids.  To secure for all individuals within the City of Cedar Rapids freedom from discrimination because of age, color, creed, familial status, gender identity, marital status, mental disability, national origin, race, religion, physical disability, sex, sexual orientation, retaliation, or association.


VISION
A Cedar Rapids Community that is welcoming, inclusive, and preserves the personal dignity of all people regardless of their age, color, creed, familial status, gender identity, marital status, mental disability, national origin, race, religion, physical disability, sex, or sexual orientation so that we all may fulfill our productive capacities.

WHAT WE DO

The Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission (CRCRC) is a neutral, fact-finding law enforcement agency that enforces Chapter 69, Cedar Rapids anti-discrimination law.

The Commission is dedicated to safeguarding civil rights through investigation, mediation, and education to prevent and eliminate discrimination and promote equity.

Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission Meetings

The Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission generally meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month starting at 5:30pm, except November and December, when the meetings are shifted to the 2nd Wednesday.  

Commission meetings are held in the Veteran’s Memorial Building at 50 2nd Ave. Bridge, Cedar Rapids, Iowa in the 4th Floor Council Chambers.

2023  Meetings

January 18, 2023
February 15, 2023
March 15, 2023
April 19, 2023 
May 17, 2023
June 21, 2023
July 19, 2023   
August 16, 2023  
September 20, 2023  
October 18, 2023  
November 8, 2023  
December 13, 2023

2024  Meetings

January 17, 2024, 5:30pm
February 21, 2024, 5:30pm
March 20, 2024, 5:30pm
April 17, 2024, 5:30pm
May 15, 2024, 5:30pm
June 19, 2024, 5:30pm
July 17, 2024, 5:30pm
August 21, 2024, 5:30pm
September 18, 2024, 5:30pm
October 16, 2024, 5:30pm
November 13, 2024, 5:30pm  
December 11, 2024, 5:30pm

Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commissioners

Linda Topinka, Chair,  Term Expires 6/2024
Anne Dugger, Term Expires 6/2025
Alex Fernandez,  Term Expires 6/2025
Julia Freeman,  Term Expires 6/2026
Dr. Jennifer Smith,  Term Expires 6/2025
Cierra Roquette, Term Expires 6/2024
Scott Schipper, Vice Chair, Term Expires 6/2026
Gerald Seals, Term Expires 6/2025
Troy Weier, Term Expires 6/2026

 

 

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