Human Rights & Services Board


  • Quarterly, or more often as the board decides
  • City Hall
    1101 Poyntz Avenue
    Manhattan, KS

Agendas & Minutes

For more information and links to agendas, and meeting minutes, go to the City’s Website


The Riley County Police Department has an appointed liaison to the Human Rights and Services Board for the City of Manhattan. The appointed liaison for RCPD is Officer Rachel Pate.

The purpose of the Human Rights and Services Board is to administer and further the policies of the City Commission regarding civil rights. The duties of the board are set forth in the city's ordinance on civil rights. These duties generally include addressing complaints alleging unlawful discrimination in employment, public accommodations and housing, and making recommendations to the City Commission regarding human rights and services policies, procedures and programs that will help foster goodwill, cooperation and conciliation among the groups and elements of the population of the City of Manhattan. The board is comprised of seven members appointed by the City Commission who must live within the city limits of Manhattan.