The Idaho Human Rights Commission (IHRC) is an independent agency established by the Idaho legislature to help protect persons within the state from illegal discrimination. The IHRC also handles complaints under federal law deferred to them by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
- To secure for all individuals within the state freedom from discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age (40 and over) and disability.
- To investigate complaints by any persons claiming to be aggrieved by a discriminatory practice in the areas of employment, housing, education and public accommodations.
- To provide for execution within the State of the policies embodied in federal Civil Rights laws.
The Idaho Commission on Human Rights is appointed by the Governor. Read more about the Commission in Title 67, Chapter 59, Idaho Code.
- Estella Zamora - President - Caldwell
- Hyong Pak - Vice President - Twin Falls
- Ruthie Johnson - Commissioner - Hayden Lake
- Joe B. McNeal - Commissioner - Mountain Home
- Sheila Olsen - Commissioner - Idaho Falls
- Megan Ronk- Commissioner - Boise
- Brian Scigliano - Commissioner - Boise
- Andrea Wassner - Commissioner - Boise
- Kevin C. Settles - Commissioner - Boise
- Pamela Parks - Administrator
- Jeanne Goodenough - Deputy Attorney General
- Sarah Mae Fisher - Senior Civil Rights Investigator
- Linda L. Goodman - Senior Civil Rights Investigator
- Fred Frahm - Civil Rights Investigator
- Najuma Henderson - Civil Rights Investigator
- Dick M. Mallea - Civil Rights Investigator
- Sue Nixon - Civil Rights Investigator
- Lisa E. Sanchez - Civil Rights Investigator
- Cara Weech - Civil Rights Investigator
- Sara Meza Nichols - Administrative Assistant
- Melissa Gray - Intake Officer/Administrative Support
- Respect for the principles of civil rights laws. We are committed that each investigation and case decision made by the Commission is based on an impartial and accurate analysis of the available facts and the law, and no other influence.
- Respect for all the people with whom we deal. We will listen to people, respond to their concerns in a timely manner, affirm what we can, and if we disagree, we will do so with honesty, knowledge, explanation, and care.
- Public service. Being a part of the Commissionís work is a privilege. We understand and accept its challenges and are rewarded by knowing that we are working together to make Idaho a better place to live. We perform each of our jobs to the best of our ability, assist co-workers in doing their jobs, enjoy the diversity of backgrounds and ideas that make up the staff and commissioners, and work at all times to be an effective and professional team.