City of FL Human Rights Commission seeking input with community survey, nominations for annual award

Are you aware the city of Forest Lake has a Human Rights Commission? The HRC is a group of seven passionate community members appointed to serve the Forest Lake community regarding issues of diversity, hate, prejudice, bias and discrimination.

The HRC is working to provide leadership, educational opportunities; and advocacy to secure, promote and provide human rights for everyone. Please visit the city website at to find out more information about the HRC and take a short survey.

The HRC would like to learn more about your ideas and views on sponsored human rights related events, views about the commission, and how it can better serve the community.

The Human Rights Commission is currently looking for nominations for “The Bridging Our Differences Award.” It is presented with the goal of recognizing individuals, organizations, or businesses that contributed to the promotion or preservation of human rights within the community.

Applicants must be individuals or organizations that currently reside within the FL School District 831 Limits and participated in human rights activities within the 2011 calendar year. Qualified acts can either be voluntary, above and beyond normal responsibilities, or exemplary acts of superior customer service related to human rights by an individual or business organization.

Examples of activities appropriate for nomination are ones that include a reduction or eradication of bullying, hate, discrimination, or activities that promoted diversity.  Nomination forms are available by accessing the following link,, and will be accepted through March 11, 2012. The winner will be presented an HRC award plaque at a Forest Lake City Council meeting.