Human Rights Commission


  • Monthly
  • Brookings City and County Government Center
    520 3rd Street
    Suite 230, Room 300
    Brookings, SD 57006

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings.  Minutes are available following board approval.

Agendas & Minutes


County Appointment

  • Charlie Ward

South Dakota State University Liaison


Brookings School District Liaison

LGBTQ Community Liaisons

Police Liaisons

  • Keith Theroux, Brookings Police Dept
  • VACANT, SDSU Police Dept.
  • VACANT,  Brookings County Sheriff’s Office

The mission of the Brookings Human Rights Commission (BHRC) is to improve human relations in the Brookings area by fighting discrimination through education and a complaint resolution procedure. The Commission seeks to protect the rights of and prevent and eliminate bias and discrimination against individuals or groups because of their sex, race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, disability, familial status, national origin, age, marital status, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political affiliation, with respect to employment, labor union membership, housing accommodations, property rights, education, public accommodations or public services. The Commission promotes educational activities to make Brookings an inclusive and welcoming community.

The commission consists of 10 members who each serve a three-year term. The student position serves a one-year term. Residency is not required. Members are appointed to the board in January. For more information on requirements and responsibilities, view the City Code.