Human Rights & EEO

The Department of Human Rights/Equal Employment Opportunity works on behalf of the Fort Dodge Human Rights Commission (FDHRC) to eliminate discrimination through law enforcement, education and community outreach.  The Fort Dodge Human Rights Ordinance is designed to protect all people who live and work in the City of Fort Dodge from discrimination and sexual harassment in employment, public accommodations, education, housing, and credit. You may view the Ordinance here: Fort Dodge Human Rights Ordinance

Within our website, you can find out more information about the following:

 The Fort Dodge Human Rights Commission By-Laws, as approved by the Fort Dodge City Council, govern the operations of the Commission. The  FDHRC has the following responsibilities:

  • Enforce the laws regarding discrimination as provided in the State Code of Iowa and City of Fort Dodge Code of Ordinances;
  • Investigate possible areas of discrimination in Fort Dodge;
  • Study and attempt to eliminate discrimination in Fort Dodge;
  • Cooperate with state and federal agencies in law enforcement activities and develop civil rights educational programs;
  • Provide a pro-active approach to educating employers and employees on human rights issues.

For more information about the Commission, click here.


The Fort Dodge Human Rights Commission is not associated with the Department of Human Services. If you have general questions relating to assistance provided by DHS, please contact Webster County Human Services at (515) 955-6353. Links to other community resources can be found here.



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Amanda Holmes, City Communications Manager
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819 1st Ave S
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
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  • Phone: (515) 576-2201
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