Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

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.


DEIA Commission Offering Small Grants to Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Application Period Now Open for Second Half of 2023

English - Media Release DEIA Commission Small Grants
Chinese - Media Release DEIA Commission Small Grants
Korean - Media Release DEIA Commission Small Grants
Spanish - Media Release DEIA Commission Grants

Please contact Megan Luttrell at [email protected]
with any questions or additional translation needs. 



A Little More About Us

 To see our list of events, meetings, holidays and gatherings, 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.



Elaine Helm, Chair
Jeanett Quintanilla, Vice-Chair
Dipti Chrastka
Anil DeCosta
Pam Iverson
Jessie Owen
Alison Alfonzo Pence
Ardeth Weed

Ex Officio, Dave Tietzel, City Council member

Meeting schedule

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

Next meeting: Wednesday, May 3, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

Zoom Meeting Link


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


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