Human Rights Commission

Call for New Logo Design!

The Chaska Human Rights Commission is looking for someone to design a new logo. Submissions of a logo design should reflects the goals of the commission (listed below). Logo designs can be submitted between October 1 and November 30. Artwork must be original.

Final selection and award of the $500 honorarium will be made December 22.  

Submission is open to all. Designs submitted become the property of the Chaska Human Rights Commission and the City of Chaska.

The logo design should reflect key words or themes of the Human Rights Commission logo:

  • Promotes inclusion and tolerance
  • Serves as a bridge between community and City
  • Embraces and cultivates cultural diversity
  • Builds partnerships
  • Welcoming


Designs need to be submitted in color and black and white versions. 

Colors of green, yellow, blue, white and black are desired. 

Montserrat font style is preferred but not required.

How to Submit Artwork

Digital copies of logo designs can be emailed to the Chaska Human Rights Commission. Hard copies can be mailed to:

Chaska Human Rights Commission
Attn: Elise Durbin
1 City Hall Plaza
Chaska, MN 55318

Chaska Human Rights Award

Do you know an individual or organization that have made a positive impact in our community? Please consider nominating them for the Chaska Human Rights Award. We know there is a lot of good deeds being done in Chaska, and we want to recognize those efforts.

Download the Chaska Human Rights Award Nomination Form (PDF).

Nominations will be accepted through December 16. Completed applications can be mailed or emailed to Elise Durbin.

Martha and His House group with Human Rights Award

Meeting Information

The Chaska Human Rights Commission typically meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month in the City Hall Council Chambers. The Council Chambers are located on the second floor of Chaska City Hall (1 City Hall Plaza).

Members of the public can join the Human Rights Commission meetings in-person in the Council Chambers or virtually on Zoom. Zoom meeting details are provided in the Meeting Details section below.

Meeting Details

Ways to Join a Meeting

  • In person in the City Hall Council Chambers. The Council Chambers are located on the second floor of Chaska City Hall (1 City Hall Plaza). 
  • Virtually on Zoom
  • By Phone
    • Dial 1-877-853-5247
    • Meeting ID: 878 4636 0688
    • Passcode: 096961

About the Commission

The purpose of the commission is to secure for all citizens, through education and prevention, equal opportunities for employment, housing, public information, public services, education, fair treatment, and full participation in affairs of the community.

The commission’s mission is to proactively partner with government, business, educators, religious, service, and other organizations to promote a community of harmony and respect for the rights and dignity of all.


  • Sarah Carlson - Chairperson
  • Celi Haga - Vice Chairperson
  • Martin Hubbard
  • Hanne Sandison
  • Jennifer Welvaert
  • Tracy Kamen
  • Oana Zayic
  • Sienna White - Youth Representative

Member Term Regulations

Regular members of the Human Rights Commission are appointed for three-year terms, and the youth representative serves a one-year term. Commission members are eligible for up to three terms for a maximum of nine years. 

Each member is expected to attend at least one meeting per month in the evenings, and devote approximately five hours per month to commission business outside of the meetings.

Members will work in small groups on specific projects and are expected to have an interest in human rights issues as they relate to such topics as housing, employment, public accommodations, education, and public services.