Diversity Commission

Welcome! We're a group of volunteer advisors, and our purpose is to foster an Edmonds that accepts, celebrates, and appreciates each of us.

  • Serve as a resource for City government + 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, and inclusive government and community.
  • Assist the City in supporting and challenging all areas of government and the community to eliminate and prevent all forms of discrimination.

 

**Small Grant Opportunity**

Grant Program  Information and Application

  

 2023 Free Film Series

 

A Little More About Us

See our diversity calendar for a list of events, meetings, holidays and gatherings and follow us on Facebook. Check out our Edmonds Diversity Commission Language Recommendations for more about us, along with our recommendations on fostering an inclusive, welcoming space for all.

 

Downloadable Resources

Resiliency Toolkit PDF

Simple Ways to Say "No"

Simple Ways to Set Boundaries

Diversity Commission Language Guide

 

Free Services Available

US Letter Flyer

   

We always love to hear from you. Reach out to our coordinator at [email protected] with ideas, questions and feedback.

 


Commissioners

Dean Olson, Chair
Nikki Okimoto Glaros, Vice-Chair
Elaine Helm
Sekou Koné
Alison Alfonzo Pence
Jeanett Quintanilla
Gracelynn Shibayama
Ardeth Weed
Robert White
Ex Officio, Will Chen, City Council member


Meeting schedule

Monthly meetings are the first Wednesday of every month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Next meeting: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

Zoom Meeting Link

Location

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


Staff

Molly Jay
Commission Coordinator
[email protected] 

Racial Equity Toolkit


 More Resources


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.

Read more about the Diversity Commission's mission and objectives around fostering inclusivity and equity in our community, along with our language recommendations for creating a welcoming community for all.  Edmonds Commission.docx.pdf