Colorado Civil Rights Commission

The Colorado Civil Rights Commission ("CCRC") 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 the Civil Rights Division.
  • Adopt and amend administrative rules and regulations to be followed in the enforcement of Colorado's Anti-Discrimination Act. 

Matters concerning open investigations or appeals before the CCRC are confidential, and information can only be shared with the parties of any specific case and with those parties' representatives. 

New: Protection of Pregnant People in Perinatal Period

Senate Bill 21-193 requires the Colorado Civil Rights Commission to receive reports from people alleging maternity care that is not organized for, and provided to, a person who is pregnant or in the postpartum period in a manner that is culturally congruent; maintains the person's dignity, privacy, and confidentiality; ensures freedom from harm and mistreatment; and enables informed choices and continuous support. Read more about the act here, and file a report below.

File a Report

Commissioners Currently Serving on the Colorado Civil Rights Commission

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

Charles Garcia, Unaffiliated, serving as a representative of the community at large, Denver (term expires: 3/13/25)

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, serving as a representative statewide chamber of commerce, Fort Collins (term expires: 3/13/24)

Cherylin Peniston, Democrat, serving as a representative of an employee association that represents workers in Colorado, Thornton (term expires: 3/13/24)

Jeremy Ross, Unaffiliated, serving as a representative of an employee association that represents workers in Colorado, Lakewood (term expires: 3/13/25)

Commission Meetings & Agenda

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 (meetings are currently being held virtually in light of COVID-19 precautions) beginning at 10 a.m.  If you would like to attend and require a reasonable accommodation, please email:

Upcoming Commission Meetings

May 28, 2021
June 25, 2021
July 23, 2021
August 27, 2021

September 14, 2021

September 24, 2021

October 22, 2021

November 19, 2021

December 17, 2021

Past Commission Meetings



January 24, 2020

February 28, 2020

March 27, 2020 - VIA TELECONFERENCE 

April 24, 2020 Rulemaking Hearing and Monthly Meeting- VIA  TELECONFERENCE

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 5:00 pm via teleconference 

May 22, 2020

June 26, 2020

July 24, 2020

August 21, 2020

August 28, 2020

September 9, 2020

September 25, 2020

October 23, 2020

November 20, 2020

December 18, 2020


January 18, 2019

February 1, 2019

February 5, 2019

February 22, 2019

March 4, 2019 

March 5, 2019

March 22, 2019

April 16, 2019 - Conf. Rm. 1250 (located on 19th floor)

April 26, 2019

May 24, 2019 

June 28, 2019

July 26, 2019

July 31, 2019

August 23, 2019

September 19, 2019 - Conf. Room 100-B @ 1:00 pm

September 27, 2019

October 7, 2019 Conf. Room 100-B @ 12:00 pm

October 25, 2019

November 22, 2019

December 20, 2019


January 26, 2018

February 23, 2018

March 23, 2018

April 27, 2018

May 24, 2018  Conference Room 1250-B

June 22, 2018

July 10, 2018 Conference Room 1250-A

July 27, 2018

August 13, 2018 Conference Room 1250-C

August 24, 2018

September 7, 2018 Conference Room 1250-B

September 28, 2018

October 2, 2018

October 26, 2018

November 9, 2018

November 30, 2018

December 21, 2018

About the Composition of 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. In light of House Bill 18-1256,  which amended C.R.S. 24-34-303 (1) and (2) effective July 1, 2018, the membership of the Commission shall be comprised as follows:

  • One Member must be the majority owner of a small business (defined as a business employing between five and fifty employees).
  • One Member must be the majority owner of a large business (defined as a business employing more than fifty employees). 
  • One Member must represent a statewide chamber of commerce or other statewide organization representing business and industry. 
  • Three Members must be from or represent employee associations that represent workers in Colorado. 
  • One Member must be from the community at large.

In addition to the above qualifications for membership, Commission Membership must include:

  • At least four members who are members of groups of people who have been or who might be discriminated against because of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, region, or age. 
  • No more than six members who are affiliated with a major political party, and no more than three members who are affiliated with the same political party. 
  • Members from various geographical areas of the State of Colorado as is practicable.