Human Relations Committee

Meetings Human Relations Committee Logo

  • 5:15 PM
  • Third Monday of each month
  • All meetings are held in the 4th Floor Mayor’s Conference Room in the City/County Building at 221 North Fifth Street.

Agendas & Minutes 

Agendas are available before meetings.

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Minutes are available following approval. 

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Committee Members 

  • Gabrielle Abouassaly
  • Geraldine Ambe
  • Darcy Andahl
  • Jason Grueneich - Committee Chair
  • Thea Jorgensen - Committee Vice-Chair
  • Nicole Ralph
  • Sashay Schettler
  • Sargianna Wutzke
  • Carl Young

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The purpose of the Bismarck Human Relations Committee is to create an atmosphere of inclusion, equality, and accessibility through education and outreach to recognize the value of a diverse community.


These Are Your Neighbors is a podcast hosted by Human Relations Committee Members, Thea Jorgensen and Sargianna Wutzke. Through conversations with diverse change-makers in the community, the podcast hopes to strengthen inclusivity amongst the Bismarck community, by encouraging others to get to know their neighbors. The podcast was taped by Dakota Media Access and airs on 102.5 on Tuesdays at 7 AM and Saturdays at 10 AM.

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Humanitarian Award

2009Carrie Grosz: Carrie's Kids
2010The God's Child Project
2011Century 21 Morrison Realty
2013Nan Johnson: Crescent Manor
2015Judith Roberts: Hope Manor
2016Christina Sambor
Lynnette Horn: Anne Carlsen Center
Leah Hargrove: Bismarck Global Neighbors
Heaven's Helpers Soup Cafe 
Dr. Robert Roswick
2020Dakota OutRight
Rachael Howard
2021Bismarck Veteran's Memorial Public Library
Geraldine Ambe

Human Rights Essay Contest

The Bismarck Human Relations Committee sponsors an essay contest each year to heighten awareness of human rights among students in the community. Outstanding entries are recognized by the City of Bismarck Mayor and displayed on the Human Relations Committee web page.

Learn how to enter your essay!

Document Resources

Annual Reports