Human Rights Commission

Mission

The 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.

Meeting Schedule
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. (Formulario de reclamaciòn)

Composition

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.

Staff Liaison:

Penny Hill
Assistant City Manager

(231) 922-4480
phill@traversecitymi.gov

Board Members

Jen Loup (City Resident) 
537 Cromwell Dr., TC 49686
(231) 392-3253
loup.jen@gmail.com
Initial Apt. Date: 10/05/2020
Termination: 06/30/2024

Marilyn Jaquish (City Resident) 
331 Birchwood Ave., TC 49686
(231) 929-0740
marilyn.jaquish@gmail.com
Initial Apt. Date: 05/02/2016
(Effective 6/30/2016)
Termination: 06/30/2025

Susan Odgers, (City Resident)
612 Fifth St., TC, 49684
(231) 392-6843
odgers_s@yahoo.com
Initial Apt. Date: 05/18/2015
(Effective 6/30/2015)
Termination: 06/30/2024

Mary Jo Zazueta (City Resident)
881 Baldwin St., TC 49686
(231) 409-2976
zazuetamj@gmail.com
Initial Apt. Date: 10/05/2020
Termination: 06/30/2023

Corey Winfield (Non-City Resident)
2928 Glen Drive, Apt 5., TC, 4968
(269) 944-9559
corey@217recovery.com
Initial Apt. Date: 07/05/2022
Termination: 06/30/2023

Michael Earl (City Resident)
124 E Seventeenth St., TC 49684
(248) 766-6453
michaelsean.tc@gmail.com
Initial Apt. Date: 08/16/2021
Termination: 06/30/2024

Jessica Forster (Non-City Resident)
11008 S West Bay Shore Dr., TC 49684
(248) 709-9592
jclforster@gmail.com
Initial Apt. Date: 07/01/2019
Termination: 06/30/2023

Bernard Rubin (City Resident)
967 Lake Ridge Dr. #17 TC, 49686
(817) 366-2171
bernierubin1@me.com
Initial Apt. Date: 07/05/2022
Termination: 06/30/2025

Kimberly Romberg (City Resident)
530 Georgetown Dr. #47, TC 49684
(231) 499-3327
kimberlynn920@gmail.com
Initial Apt. Date: 08/16/2021
Termination: 06/30/2025


Resolutions Adopted by the Human Rights Commission


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