Human Rights and Services Board

Human Rights and Services Board


The purpose of the Human Rights and Services Board is an advisory board which recommends to the governing body, non-discrimination, equal opportunity and civil rights policies, procedures and programs which will protect against discrimination, promote the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the city, and/or which will create a welcoming, diverse community. 

The duties of the board are set forth in the city's ordinance on civil rights. The board is comprised of seven members whom must live within the city limits of Manhattan.

Staff Liaison


Robyn Dreher, Human Resources Specialist
785-587-2443
Email Robyn Dreher

Staff Liaison


BJ Thompson, Assistant Director, Human Resources
785-587-2442
Email BJ Thompson

Riley County Police Department (RCPD) Liaison


Lt. Luke Breault
(785) 537-2112 ext. 2439
Email Lt. Breault

Additional Information


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Meetings

The board meets quarterly, or more often as the board decides, at City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave.

Members

  • Annie Cook, Chair
    • Term expires: 03/09/22
  • Laura Thacker, Vice-Chair
    • Term expires: 03/09/21
  • Janet Dean
    • Term expires: 03/09/21
  • Matthew Jepsen
    • Term expires: 03/09/21
  • Thomas Kerrigan
    • Term expires: 03/09/21
  • Jerry Sextro
    • Term expires: 03/09/23
  • Ralph Simon
    • Term expires: 03/09/22