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.
The Board consists of 15 members: Twelve community members and staff appointed by the Mayor and City Council; one Minneapolis Park Board appointee; one Hennepin County appointee; and one Minneapolis Public Schools appointee.
Members are appointed using the City's open appointments policy.
|Seat #||Name||Term Start||Term End||Appointing Authority||Membership Requirements|
|1||Nomi Badboy||Jan 1, 2023||Dec 31, 2024||Council||Community member|
|2||JJ Kahle||Jan 1, 2023||Dec 31, 2024||Council||Community Member|
|3||Aarti R||Jan 1, 2023||Dec 31, 2024||Council||Community member|
|4||Arcadian Barrett||Jan 1, 2023||Dec 31, 2024||Council||Community member|
|5||Lilly Steinbruckner||Jan 1, 2023||Dec 31, 2024||Council||Community member|
|6||Vacant||Jan 1, 2023||Dec 31, 2024||Council||Community member|
|7||Janna Pressman||Jan 1, 2023||Dec 31, 2024||Mayor||Community member|
|8||Becca Sandborn||Jan 1, 2023||Dec 31, 2024||Mayor||Community Member|
|9||Malaysia Abdi||Jan 1, 2022||Dec 31, 2023||Council||City of Minneapolis Employee|
|10||Vacant||Jan 1, 2022||Dec 31, 2023||Council||City of Minneapolis Employee|
|11||Vacant||Jan 1, 2020||Dec 31, 2021||Council||City of Minneapolis Employee|
|12||Vacant||Jan 1, 2022||Dec 31, 2023||Mayor||City of Minneapolis Employee|
|13||Vacant||Jan 1, 2022||Dec 31, 2023||Other||Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board appointee|
|14||Vacant||Jan 1, 2022||Dec 31, 2023||Other||Hennepin County appointee|
|15||Ian McGriff||Jan 1, 2022||Dec 31, 2023||Other||Minneapolis Public School Board appointee|
|Transgender Equity Community Engagement Subcommittee||The Community Engagement Subcommittee develops community engagement plans for the City's transgender equity work.||View Agendas & Minutes||View Meeting 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|