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MISSIONThe Traverse City Human Rights Commission strives to ensure human dignity through advocacy, education, negotiation and information ensuring understanding and respect among all.

Purpose: "To foster mutual understanding and respect among all groups and discourage discriminatory practices, formulate and carry out programs of community education and information, receive and act as conciliator regarding occurrences of acts of prejudice or discrimination, and secure the cooperation of various community groups in educational campaigns devoted to eliminating prejudice and discrimination."

All appointments are for 3-year terms expiring 6/30.

This commission consists of 9 members to be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Commission.  Membership shall be broadly representative of the entire community.

Resolution re-establishing the Human Rights Commission was adopted by the City Commission on June 7, 1993.

Meets 2nd Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m.


Anyone in the Traverse City area who believes she/he has been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, height, weight, marital status, physical or mental disability, family status, sexual orientation, or gender identity may file a written report of discrimination with the Human Rights Commission. 

We encourage you to submit a complaint to the appropriate local, state or federal agency. A statute of limitation may apply. Click here for a complaint form.

This page last updated on 11/15/2017.