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Transgender Equity Council

The Transgender Equity Council advises the City of Minneapolis and Park Board on matters of importance to transgender and gender-nonconforming residents; and provides a forum for issues of importance to the transgender community; studies issues, courses of action, policies, and programs that affect the quality of life for transgender residents and makes recommendations to the City and Park Board for improvements related to these issues; serves as a liaison between the Minneapolis transgender community and the City and Park Board; and makes every effort to ensure that the diverse viewpoints and interests of the transgender residents of Minneapolis are reflected in the course of work.

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Established Date:
Feb 10, 2017
Membership Details
No. of Seats:
15
Positions Occupied:
11
Vacant Positions:
4
Membership Description:

The Board consists of:

  1. Eight community members; 6 Council appointees and 2 Mayoral appointees
  2. Four City employee appointees; 3 Council appointees and 1 Mayoral appointee
  3. One Minneapolis Park Board appointee
  4. One Hennepin County appointee
  5. One Minneapolis Public Schools appointee
Term Limit:
3
Compensation:
None
Selection Procedure:

The Committee uses the City's open appointments policy. 

Appointing Cycle:
Fall
Members
Seat # Name Term Start Term End Appointing Authority Membership Requirements
1 Davis Senseman Apply Now Jan 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2022 Council Community member
2 MacKenzie Weller Apply Now Jan 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2022 Council Community Member
3 Vacant Apply Now Jan 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2022 Council Community member
4 Galen Mitchell Apply Now Jan 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2022 Council Community member
5 Ash Ray Apply Now Jan 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2022 Council Community member
6 Hunta Williams Apply Now Jan 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2022 Council Community member
7 Vacant Apply Now Jan 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2022 Mayor Community member
8 Becca Sanborn Apply Now Jan 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2022 Mayor Community Member
9 Nicolas J Cruz Apply Now Jan 1, 2020 Dec 31, 2021 Council City of Minneapolis Employee
10 Billie Jean Kurek Apply Now Jan 1, 2020 Dec 31, 2021 Council City of Minneapolis Employee
11 Destiny Xiong Apply Now Jan 1, 2020 Dec 31, 2021 Council City of Minneapolis Employee
12 Melissa Burner Apply Now Jan 1, 2020 Dec 31, 2021 Mayor City of Minneapolis Employee
13 Vacant Apply Now Jan 1, 2020 Dec 31, 2021 Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Minneapolis Park Board appointee - no City Council approval needed
14 Taren J Wood Apply Now Jan 1, 2020 Dec 31, 2021 Hennenpin County This member is serving as an alternate appointed by Hennepin County.
15 Vacant Apply Now Jan 1, 2020 Dec 31, 2021 Minneapolis Public School Board Minneapolis Public School Board appointee - no City Council approval needed
Meeting Schedule:
Monthly
Location:
Room 319, City Hall
Address:
350 S. 5th St., Minneapolis, MN 55415
Legislative Details
Enabling Legislation:
This link open a new window Resolution 2017R-061
Bylaws:
This link open a new window Transgender Equity Council Bylaws
Contact Information
Department:
City Coordinator's Office
Phone:
{{'6126733785' | telePhone}}
Subcommittees
Subcommittee Name Description Meetings Calendar
Transgender Equity Council Policy Subcommittee The Policy Subcommittee reviews potential City policies to ensure that they support transgender equity, and proposes local policy, in coordination with County and statewide efforts. View Agendas & Minutes View Meeting Calendar
Transgender Equity Council Training Subcommittee The Training Subcommittee researches opportunities for City staff, and eventually community members, on gender inclusivity and related issues. View Agendas & Minutes View Meeting Calendar