Two area residents named to Human Rights Commision

Two new members of the Columbus Human Rights Commission took their appointments this week. Mayor Jim Lienhoop administered the oath to Claudia Sanchez-Davila and Sondra Bolte on Monday after city council made the appointments during its May 8th meeting.

Sanchez-Davila was appointed to fulfill the unexpired term of Commissioner Tony McClendon, who passed away in March. The term ends in March, 2021.

Sanchez-Davila is the Latina Services Case Manager at Turning Point. Originally from Mexico, Sanchez-Davila earned a Bachelor’s degree in Judicial Law from the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí. Sanchez-Davila and her family relocated to Columbus in 2012.

Bolte was appointed to a three year term. This seat was previously held by Ian Kohen, who served on the Commission for 15 years.

Bolte is a Cummins retiree, where she worked for 32 years. She led the Global Ethics Investigations at Cummins during her last 14 years with the company. Bolte was a founding member of both Pride Alliance of Columbus and the Inclusive Community Coalition. She served on the Planning Commission and led the Columbus chapter of Showing Up of Racial Justice. Bolte is a lifetime member of the NAACP.