Civil Rights Commission

The Colorado Civil Rights Commission is a seven member, bipartisan board whose mission is to:

  • Conduct hearings regarding illegal discriminatory practices
  • Advise the Governor and General Assembly regarding policies and legislation that address illegal discrimination
  • Review appeals of cases investigated and dismissed by CCRD
  • Adopt and amend rules and regulations to be followed in enforcement of Colorado's statutes prohibiting discrimination

Commission Meetings

The Commission meets to develop policy and hear appeals in discrimination cases.  Unless otherwise announced, the Colorado Civil Rights Commission holds meetings on the fourth Friday of the month at 1560 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202, beginning at 10 a.m.  

Colorado Civil Rights Commissioners

  • Anthony Aragon, Democrat, Representing State or Local Government Entities, Denver (term expires: 3/16/19)
  • Ulysses J. Chaney, Republican, Representing State or Local Government Entities, Colorado Springs (term expires:  3/13/20)
  • Miguel "Michael" Rene Elias, Republican, Representing the Community at Large, Pueblo (term expires:  3/13/20)
  • Carol Fabrizio, Unaffiliated, Representing the Community at Large, Denver (term expires: 3/16/19)
  • Heidi Hess, Democrat, Representing the Small Business, Clifton (term expires: 3/16/17)
  • Rita Lewis, Democrat, Representing Business, Denver (term expires: 3/16/19)
  • Jessica Pocock, Unaffiliated, Representing Community at Large, Colorado Springs (term expires:  3/13/20)

About the Commission

Commissioners are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the state Senate to serve four-year terms.  They are selected from across Colorado and represent both political parties.  Two commissioners represent business (one of whom represents small business), two represent government, and three represent the community at large.  At least four of the commissioners are members of groups who have been or might be discriminated against because of disability, race, creed, color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or age.  

Matters concerning investigations or appeals before the Commission are confidential, and can only be discussed with the parties and/or their representatives.

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