Human Relations Commission


The Human Relations Commission fosters the improvement of human relations among and between citizens of all cultural backgrounds so as to provide all individuals with an equitable opportunity to grow and participate to the best of their ability in our economic, educational, political, and social systems and makes recommendations to the Mayor and City Council.

Established by Municipal Code Section 120.500

On April 18, 2022 the City Council adopted Rules of Procedure for each of the City's Boards and Commissions.  The Rules of Procedure for the Human Relations Commission can be viewed here. Rules of Procedure On-Call Boards


Meetings are held on an as-needed basis.


The Human Relations Commission is comprised of seven voting members who serve three-year terms. Members must be residents of Blue Springs. 

In addition to the seven voting members, the Human Relations Commission shall have two non-voting members: 

  • One liaison appointed by the Blue Springs School District shall serve for a term shall serve until the School District recommends a replacement
  • One student liaison may serve a one-year term at the recommendation of the Commission members

All members are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council.


Board Members
Term Expires
Richard Mitchem, Chair
2023 2024
Rachel Williams, Vice Chair 2023 2024
Kristi Branstetter
2022 2024
Latricia Triplett Craddolph
2023 2026
Meaghan Higgins
2022 2023
Sharon Larson
Richard Mitchem
2022 2025
Nichlaus Stephens
2022 2024
Rachel Williams
2022 2025
VACANT, Blue Springs School District Liaison

VACANT, Student Liaison