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The city’s Human Relations Board is looking for new members, who are dedicated to building relationships, and working to create equity across city programs and services.
It is through the work of dedicated neighbors and the business community members who choose to serve on our boards and commissions, that we have their representation in city government.
The purpose of the Human Relations Board is to increase constructive communication between all people, promote harmonious and productive relationships with the community, and equitable access for all to community resources. The HRB works with city departments and community organizations to share stories, make connections, and continue building on current equity work.
The board’s members represent various racial, ethnic, and religious groups; the LGBTQ+ community; culturally-diverse organizations; and a variety of community interests. The group meets monthly. Member terms are three years, and can be renewed.
Learn more about each city board, committee and council, and complete the membership application, at our website, www.battlecreekmi.gov/boardsandcommissions. Applicants can use the web form, or print the fillable PDF version to deliver by mail or in person.
For the current Human Relations Board vacancies, applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Applications also are accepted throughout the year for all city boards and committees, and are kept on file.