Racial Equity Task Force

Racial Equity Task Force

Commissioner Derrell Slaughter
DaeSean Ashby,
Sharde’ Burton
Jordan Davis
Melissa Riba
Amber Denney
Chuck Grigsby
Keira Johnson
Robin Lewis
Kelly Rankin-Gomez
Natalie Riddle
Jesse Besonen
Versey Williams
Commissioner Bryan Crenshaw (Ex-Officio)
Commissioner Robert Pena
Commissioner Todd Tennis
vacancy (EOC Committee)
Alexander Woods,(Board of Health)
Monica Trevino (CHC Board)
Katreva Bisbee (CHC Board Alternate)
Gregg Todd (Health in All Policies)
Robin Smith (Women’s Commission) 
Andrew Bouck (Cultural Diversity Committee)
Kim Milton Mackey,(Cultural Diversity Committee alternate)

Meets third Thursday, 6:00 pm
Human Services Building, 5303 S. Cedar, Lansing

Meeting ID: 892 5207 4274
Passcode: 835383

What We Do

The Racial Equity Task Force is appointed by the Human Services Committee to 3 year terms. 

The Ingham County Racial Equity Task Force, a broadly representative advisory board made up of Ingham County leaders, employees, and the community to achieve community-centered solutions to address the legacy of racial injustices faced by Black communities. The charge of the Task Force is to support an overarching goal of achieving equitable outcomes in wealth accumulation and income, education, safety, health and other measures of well-being among all Black Ingham County residents.

The Racial Equity Task Force will

  • Report annually to the Human Services Committee of the Ingham County Board of Commissioners
  • Develop within six months a comprehensive set of recommendations for realignment of county and community resources and investments aimed at creating equitable outcomes in the areas of wealth accumulation and income, education, safety, health and other measures of well-being among all county residents and county employees
  •  With the input of county residents, identify and track metrics pertaining to, but not limited to, areas involving criminal justice, social capital, environmental, voter suppression, education and transportation.
  • Convene county residents in a variety of locations and settings to hold broad-based, inclusive listening sessions aimed at prioritizing the needs of Black residents of Ingham County.

Contact Person:

Feliz Rodriquez
DEI Director