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

  • Kendra Meredith Anderson,  Unaffiliated, serving as a business owner with employees numbering more than 5 but less than 50, Denver (term expires: 3/13/23)


  • Sergio Raudel Cordova, Democrat, serving as a representative of an employee association that represents workers in Colorado, Littleton (term expires: 3/13/23)


  • Miguel "Michael" Rene Elias, Republican, Representing Community at Large, Pueblo (term expires:  3/13/20)


  • Charles Garcia, Democrat, Representing Community at Large, Denver (term expires: 3/13/21)


  • Richard Lee Lewis, Jr., Democrat, serving as a majority business owner with employees numbering more than 50, Aurora (term expires: 3/13/23)


  • Ajay Menon, Unaffiliated, Representing Statewide Chamber of Commerce, Fort Collins (term expires: 3/13/20)


  • 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.  The Commission consists of seven (7) members.  Currently, two commissioners represent business (one of whom represents small business), two represent government, and three represent the community at large.  In light of House Bill 18-1256, as vacancies on the commission occur, the members will be replaced in a manner to create a full panel in which:

     One member is a majority owner of a small business (employs between 5 and 50 persons).

     One Member is a majority owner of large business (employs more than 50 persons).

     One Member representing a statewide chamber of commerce or other statewide organization representing business and industry.

     One Member from or representing employee associations that represent workers in Colorado.

     Three Members from 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. Geographical representation is considered when making appointments.   

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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