Human Relations & Community Services (HRCS) Advisory Board


  • 5:30 p.m.
  • The 4th Tuesday of each month
  • Foster Community Center
    200 N Foster Street
    Board Room No. 211
    Lansing, MI 48933
Note: During COVID-19, meetings are being held via Zoom


  • Jeffrey Brown, At-Large
  • Mark Eagle, 4th Ward
  • Ronald Embry, 2nd Ward
  • Chad Guerrant, At-Large
  • Julie Rowe, At-Large
  • Josephine Washington, 1st Ward
  • Versay Williams, 3rd Ward


Foster mutual understanding and respect among all groups in the city, advise and recommend methods equal services to all residents of the city, study and examine problems arising between groups in the City, formulate and carry out programs of community education and information, examine reports of discrimination or prejudice,  cooperate with other public governmental or private agencies in developing courses of instruction for private and public schools showing the value of diversity, cooperate with federal, state and city agencies and departments which request advice in carrying out projects within their respective authorities, and prepare and submit reports to the Mayor and Council of its activities.


The Board consists of 8 members four of whom will be at-large and 1 each from the City’s four wards. The Board is appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by Council. Members serve 4-year terms.

Board Overview

The City Hall is Barrier Free. For special accommodations, please contact the Human Relations and Community Services Department at (517) 483-4477 ((517) 483-4479 TTD/hearing impaired).

Meeting agendas may be obtained from the Human Relations and Community Service Department.

For a HRCS Meeting Schedule, please call (517) 483-4477.


City of Lansing residents interested in serving on the HRCS Advisory Board are invited to contact the Mayor's Office (517) 483-4141 and request a City Board appointment application.