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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 Grant Program. For information and application click here.

Diversity Commission Film Series. Click here for information.

Upcoming Events in the Greater Edmonds area


Step Up: Moving Racial Equity Forward. Leadership Snohomish County's second annual Step Up event will take place on Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Lynnwood Convention Center. For more information click here


North Puget Sound Conference on Race. Equitable Justice - A Fundamental Right! 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: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3356171

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 2018. 

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


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