Domestic Violence Commission

The 11-member Commission serves as an advisory commission to the Chandler Mayor and Council:

  • Advises the Mayor and Council concerning community domestic violence issues including the quality and effectiveness of domestic violence services in Chandler;
  • Promotes a clear understanding of domestic violence, current laws, and resources available in the community.
  • Facilitates an effective community-wide system of prevention and intervention that is responsive to the needs of domestic violence victims;
  • Identifies and promote the coordination of the roles and services of local agencies or offices that provide services to domestic violence victims;
  • Acts as a forum for communication, education, and dialogue with Chandler residents on domestic violence issues

Current Agenda, Results and Minutes — November 10, 2021
Results — Most Current Listed First

Meeting Minutes
2021 Domestic Violence Commission Minutes
2020 Domestic Violence Commission Minutes
2019 Domestic Violence Commission Minutes

These minutes are fully searchable within each year by using the “Find” feature. For prior years' meetings not listed, please contact the Clerk’s Office at 480-782-2181.

The members include six qualified electors that reside in the City and five representatives of domestic violence service providers or other agencies that work with the public. Each domestic violence service provider or other agency having a representative serving as a member of the Commission may submit the names of up to two additional persons for appointment and approval as a primary and secondary alternative representative to represent the provider or agency in the absence of the provider's or agency's original representative. The Commission meet monthly, every second Wednesday morning at 9 a.m.  

The term of each member shall be for three years, and each member shall serve until his/her successor is appointed and qualified. Any vacancy in office during the term shall be filled by the Mayor with the approval of the Council for the unexpired term.


Members (11) Term Expires
Gretchen Long, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Valley, Chandler Compadre Branch 05-01-2022
Samantha Hinchey, Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence 05-01-2023
Polly Knape, Arizona's Children Association 05-01-2022
Aleshia Fessel, Community Legal Services 05-01-2022
Dr. Ruth Tan Lim 05-01-2023
Nicole Bruno 05-01- 2023
Teresa Lynn 05-01-2024
Vacant 05-01-2022
Torey Gannon 05-01-2023
Chelsea Grieve 05-01-2024
Dawn Curtis, Commissioner, Catholic Charities  05-01-2022
Alternate Members  
Kelly Garza, Alternate for Arizona's Children Association 05-01-2022
Korin Waltersdorf, Alternate for Community Legal Services 05-01-2022
Staff Liaison
Katie Cain, Victim Services Coordinator

Established 08-11-2005; Ordinance No. 3708

If you have any questions, call the City Clerk's Office at 480-782-2181.