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Human Relations Department - Services

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The department oversees the Human Relations and International Relations Commissions, and City Youth Services, and offers information on Tenant/Landlord rights & responsibilities.

For more information contact Ryan Cotton, City Manager and interim Title VI and EEO coordinator at 

Human Relations Commission

•Monitor local, state and federal fair housing practices
•Review and investigate discrimination complaints
•Provide information on landlord/tenant rights and responsibilities
•Monitors City of Holland compliance with State of Michigan Equal Opportunity Employment (EEO) guidelines
•Receives, investigates and mediates City Employee EEO grievances
•The Human Relations Commission currently has one (1) vacancy.

International Relations Commission

•Enhance global awareness and insights into different cultures
•Explore, nurture and develop relationships with sister cities

For questions, contact Nardy Baeza Bickel, Coordinator, at 616-355-1328 or


Tenant/Landlord Rights

•Investigate and mediate disputes
•Provide information regarding tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities in the areas of security deposits, evictions, leases and rental agreements
•Publish tenant/landlord rights and responsibilities handbook

For information contact Sue Harder, Tenant/Landlord Coordinator, at 616-355-3139 or


Youth Services

•Holland Youth Advisory Council
•Teen Court Program
•Youth on City Boards

For information contact Kim Meyer, Youth Services Specialist, at 616-355-1323 or