Advocate • Business Owner • Community Builder

   Christie Minervini is a community advocate who is passionate about gender equality, smart growth and issues surrounding housing and homelessness. She currently serves as Chair of Woman2Woman TC, and sits on the boards of the Traverse City Human Rights Commission and  Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities.

   As Fundraising Chair of Safe Harbor,  Christie helped lead a successful $1.85 million capital campaign for a seasonal emergency shelter facility in Traverse City. She has also served as Chair of the Traverse City Public Art Commission and Membership Co-Chair of Impact 100 TC.

   Christie has written numerous opinion columns for the Northern Express and blogs for A Strong Personality. Topics have covered city planning, civic engagement, traffic and transportation, homelessness, affordable housing and land use.

   She has recently received national recognition as one of NY Now's "10 Retailers to Watch." In addition, she's been honored as a Traverse City Business News "50 Leading Women of Business," and a 2018 Athena nominee. Christie graduated with a B.A. in English and Art from the University of Iowa and owns and operates Sanctuary Handcrafted Goods in the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. She and her husband, Raymond, live on 17th Street. They have a daughter, Camellia, who is studying architecture at The George Washington University.


"Strong communicator with good listening skills."

"Thoughtful and able to make tough decisions."

"Known for her high level of integrity."


"Treats others with civility and respect."

"Has a passion for service to the community."

"Recognizes needs and finds a way to meet them."


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