Welcoming Community Board

About Us

The purpose of the Welcoming Community Board is to promote a mentally and physically safe and welcoming community for all citizens to promote equal opportunity in employment, housing, public accommodations, public services, and education, and to secure full participation in the affairs of this community by assisting the State Department of Human Rights in implementing the Minnesota Human Rights Act and by advising the City on long-range programs to improve human relations in the City. The Welcoming Community Board is composed of five members that are residents of the City of Springfield.

Board Members

Scott Gartner (Chair)

Wendy Krier (Secretary)

Sharon Pieschel

Derek Tonn

Cheryl Neidt

Joe Stremcha (Ex-Officio City Rep.)