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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; and
  • 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 Film Series. Click here for information.

Upcoming Events in the Greater Edmonds area

The 2018 Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon, Friday, January 12, 2018, noon - 1:15 p.m., Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike Street, Seattle. Featured Speaker: Theodore M. Shaw. For more information click here

"I Am Not Your Negro" followed by a conversation with Jane Elliott. Saturday, January 13, 2018, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Union Church/415 Commons 415 Westlake Ave N, Seattle. For more information click here

Free Public Lecture: Dr. Angela Rose Black ~ Racial Stamina & Racial Justice Work: What's Mindfulness & Compassion Got to Do With It? Thursday, January 18, 2018, 7:30 - 9 p.m., Kane Hall, University of Washington. This lecture is free but you must register. More information and registration here.

Year of Remembrance, Glimpses of a Forever Foreigner at The Wing Luke Museum through February 11, 2018. For more information click here

North Puget Sound Conference on Race. SAVE THE DATE: April 28, 2018, Communities of Color Coalition will hold the 7th Annual Conference on Race at Edmonds Community College. A FREE EVENT! Contact: NPSCOR@C3Coalition.org

Community and Regional Resources


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 2017. 

Diversity Commission Info

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

Edmonds Senior Center
View Room, Main Floor
220 Railroad Avenue
Edmonds, WA  98020 

Patrick Doherty, Director
Economic Development & Community Services


Tung Bui
Ed Dorame, Co-Chair
Donnie Griffin
Maria Montalvo, Co-Chair 
Patricia Valle
Diana White  
Dean Olson
Sarah Mixson
Anabel Hovig

Ex Officio Commissioners: 
Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, City Council
Dave Teitzel, City Council (Alternate)