Public hearing held for potential Minneapolis civil rights director

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The city of Minneapolis heard from the woman nominated to be the next civil rights director for the first time at a Wednesday city council meeting.

Community members got the chance to learn more about Michelle Phillips and why the mayor picked her for the role.       

“’Why Minneapolis?’ My response is, ‘Why not?’” said Phillips.

Phillips stated she’s up for the challenge to lead the Minneapolis Office of Civil Rights.

“This city deserves commitment from its leadership to provide the best service possible in a collaborative, ethical and transparent manner,” Phillips said.

Phillips made the trip from Oakland, California, where she’s had the role...

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