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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 Seeks Student Representative (applications will be accepted till position is filled). Click here to fill out application form. See media release for more information here.
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DIVERSITY FILM SERIES - October through April (except December) on Third Saturdays at Noon.  Click here  for the full line-up of this season's films. 

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UPCOMING EVENTS IN THE GREATER EDMONDS AREA

Arabian Nights Pop-Up Girls Night Out & Fashion Show 
December 22, 6pm - 11pm at the ECA. A private event for women and girls of all faiths, including Grand Bazaar, Firdos Fashion Show, Caravan Cafe, Arab dance performance, Sultana Selfie, Bedouin Body Art, Raffle, Good bags and more. Cost: $5 in advance through Eventbrite, or $10 at the door. Contact: Michaela Corning at one1michaela@gmail.com or 206-618-2444. Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/26024009790044/ 

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