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Welcome to the City of Edmonds Diversity Commission whose purpose is to promote an environment that accepts, celebrates, and appreciates diversity within the community.   The nine-member volunteer advisory Commission is intended to:

 

  • Serve as a resource for City government and the community by providing information, education, and communication that facilitates a better understanding and celebrates our differences.

  • Provide recommendations to the Mayor and City Council that would identify opportunities to address diversity issues, promote diversity programs, and/or provide guidance to create a more accessible, safe, welcoming and inclusive government and community.

  • Assist the City of Edmonds in supporting and challenging all areas of government and the community to eliminate and prevent all forms of discrimination.

 
Commissioners are appointed for three-year terms.


Diversity Commission Grant Program. Stay tuned for the next round of grant applications in April 2020.  

 

(March & April 2020 Films are postponed due to COVID-19) Diversity Film Series - FREE film screenings Click here for 2019-2020 schedule.

 

From the Calendar of Observances: April is Genocide Awareness Month.  

 

Upcoming Regional Events Intended to Embrace Diversity and Encourage Inclusiveness are listed below. For arts & cultural events located in Edmonds please go to our events calendar here. 

 

The Communities of Color Coalition (C3) Executive Committee has canceled the C3 Annual Meeting on March 28, 2020, due to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 virus outbreak. The meeting will instead take place online through Zoom. This year C3 has eleven board positions open and twelve board candidates. In leu of an in person meeting for voting, the C3 Executive Committee will launch an online voting platform at the end of April 2020.

STEP UP 2020, Moving racial equity forward conference, Friday, July 24, 2020, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Lynnwood Convention Center, for more information click here

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OPPORTUNITIES: Leadership Snohomish County is excited to announce the new Leadership for Racial Equity Cohort!, a five-month certification program that was co-deigned by Racial Equity expert Bernardo Ruiz. For more information click here

2020 Census: Snohomish County is seeking individuals to help with communicating and assisting communities in the up and coming 2020 Census. Please visit their website for more information on how you can support this important effort: 2020 Census Schedule of Events

Social Justice Book Group meets at the Edmonds Library, 650 Main St., Edmonds on most 4th Thursday of the month. 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Room. 

Sno-Isle Regional Library, click here for information on events held throughout the Snohomish and Island County libraries. 

Community and Regional Resources

Resources  to the Greater Puget Sound community and regional organizations that provide information and contacts on cultural and ethnic diversity, physical and developmental disabilities, civil and human rights information, LGBTQ, age related questions, and directory for public institutions. 

Calendar of Observances
The Diversity Commission promotes awareness of, and respect for, the full array of holidays, observances and festivals that are of cultural, ethnic and/or religious importance to residents in and around Edmonds. Click on this link to view a full Calendar of Observances for 2020. 

Diversity Commission Info

Meeting schedule:
Regular Commission meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. 

Commission meetings on hold until further notice

Location:
Brackett Conference Room
Third Floor
Edmonds City Hall
121 5th Avenue North
Edmonds, WA  98020 

Staff:

Tina (Arwen) Marohn, Diversity Commission Coordinator
Community Services
425-771-0214
Tina.marohn@edmondswa.gov

Patrick Doherty, Director
Economic Development & Community Services
425-771-0251
patrick.doherty@edmondswa.gov

Commissioners: 
Donnie Griffin
Patricia Valle, Chair 
Melinda Woods 
Dean Olson
Sarah Mixson
Anabel Hovig, Vice-Chair
Brian Potter
Nikki Okimoto Glaros
Sekou Koné
Tomás Brodniak, Student Representative

Ex Officio Commissioner: 
Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, City Council President