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Lisa Allmendinger on July 22nd, 2017

By Lisa Carolin At its July 18 meeting, Chelsea’s Human Rights Commission’s members voted unanimously (Elizabeth Voshel absent) to approve bylaws that include purpose, objectives, and duties, membership, ethics and conflicts of interest, as well as officers, meetings, and parliamentary authority. Those bylaws must now be approved by the Chelsea City Council, which will tentatively […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 7th, 2017

By Lisa Carolin Putting together a forum for area nonprofits to increase public awareness was discussed by members of the Chelsea Human Rights Commission at its July 5 meeting. “We want to get their mission, vision, and to ask them about human rights as it relates to their organization, their clients, and the community at […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 23rd, 2017

By Lisa Carolin As the Chelsea Human Rights Commission gets close to finishing work on its by-laws before seeking approval from the city council, members are now talking about how to make their commission an integral part of the Chelsea community. At its June 21 meeting, member David Gilbert offered some ideas to publicize the […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 9th, 2017

By Lisa Carolin The Chelsea Human Rights Commission welcomed a new member at its June 7 meeting. She is Betsy Voshel, who was recently approved by the Chelsea City Council. She replaces Tammy Stiles Beechey, who moved out of the City of Chelsea. At the June 7 meeting, the commission unanimously voted (Lynn Fox absent) […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 7th, 2017

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 19th, 2017

By Lisa Carolin The Chelsea Human Rights Commission spent its May 17 meeting revising two documents: a complaint form and bylaws with the hope of approving both documents very soon. “The longer it takes to get a form, the longer we’re not being effective,” said HRC member Tammy Stiles Beechey. HRC member Susan Morrel-Samuels suggested […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 17th, 2017

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 5th, 2017

By Lisa Carolin The Chelsea Human Rights Commission discussed what its role is in the community and how it needs to work with Chelsea City Council, a topic that the council took up at its May 1 meeting. “Bringing up the topic of freedom cities is not within our scope,” said Tammy Stiles Beechey, referring […]

Continue reading about Chelsea Human Rights Commission to Take Direction from City Council

The Chelsea City Council discussed the rules and procedures involved with the city’s Human Rights Commission, specifically two sections of the city’s Non-Discrimination Ordinance that created this new 5-member commission. At its meeting on May 1, a discussion ensued following the commission’s request of the City Council to participate in a work session to discuss […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 3rd, 2017

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