Human Rights Commission


520 3rd Street
Suite 230
Brookings, SD 57006

PO Box 270
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6281

(605) 692-6907


Monday through Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Name Title Email Phone
Hildreth, Marilyn City Representative (605) 691-5808
Meusburger, Jason City Representative (605) 691-1251
Holmquist, Hanna City Representative (605) 216-3549
Irvine-Miller, Meagan City Representative (979) 595-4121
Murphy, Wren SDSU Student Representative (605) 626-6028
Novotny, Lawrence LGBTQ Liaison (605) 691-9129 or (605) 692-6026
Hanson, Kati City Representative (605) 695-1488
Rhodes, Matthew County Representative  
Thomas, Erinn City Representative (605) 690-7112
Williams, Kas SDSU Liaison (605) 688-5585

Community LGBTQ Liaisons 

520 3rd Street, Suite 230
Brookings, SD 57006

Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6281

As the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) liaison for the City of Brookings, the Human Rights Commission shall be responsible for:
  • Improving the quality of life for LGBTQ through enhancing the knowledge base of entities in the community
  • Serve as a community-based advocacy group for LGBTQ
  • Investigate alleged LGBTQ discrimination
  • Study the existence, character, causes and extent of LGBTQ discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations, property rights, education and public services
  • Advise and provide a forum for LGBTQ subjected to unfair and discriminatory practices
  • Advise City officials concerning issues of discrimination
  • Conduct educational programs and disseminate information to further the commission’s policy to eliminate discrimination in the City.

Name Title Email Phone
Gebers, Marci Brookings Police Department Lieutenant (605) 692-2113
Heaton, Chief Timothy LGBTQ Liaison (605) 688-5117
Novotny, Lawrence Human Rights Commission (605) 691-9129
Powers, Derrick Brookings Police Department Assistant Police Chief (605) 692-2113
Umberger, Chuck Brookings Sheriff's Office Deputy (605) 696-8300