Diversity Commission Home

Thumbnail Diversity Image

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 Grant Program. Next round of grant applications will be accepted on 10/01/18.

Diversity Commission Film Series. Click here for information. **STAY TUNED FOR NEXT FALL'S SCHEDULE**

Upcoming Events in the Greater Edmonds area

 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, Sunday, May 20, 2018, 1 - 3 p.m., Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds, WA  Community participants include La Raza and C3 (Communities of Color Coalition).Click here for more information. 

Ramadan Iftar Celebration, join us for an evening of making new friends, delicious food and lively discussion. Saturday, June 9th at 6:30 pm at Edmonds Lutheran Church 23525 84th Ave. West, Edmonds. For more information click here

Community and Regional Resources

 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 2018. 

Diversity Commission Info

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

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

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

Commissioners: 

Ed Dorame
Donnie Griffin, Vice Chair
Maria Montalvo 
Patricia Valle
Diana White, Chair  
Dean Olson
Sarah Mixson
Anabel Hovig
Brian Potter

Ex Officio Commissioners: 
Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, City Council