It is with a sad heart we inform you that our friend, Joe Bontke, passed away on October 9, 2019. Joe was the education and outreach coordinator for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and a member of TMHRA. He was well-known and much loved in our industry for his enthusiastic educational sessions regarding the EEOC. His famous words were, ”I am from the government, and I am here to help!”
Joe was a champion of equal rights for people with disabilities and worked extensively to promote ADAAA. He was also an advocate for equal pay for women, immigrant rights, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace, race equity, LGBTQ rights, and civility for all.
I know he will be missed by all of us. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
TMHRA President Chereé Bontrager
Assistant Director of Human Resources
City of Richardson, Texas