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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.

DIVERSITY FILM SERIES - October through April (except December) on Third Saturdays at Noon.  Click here for the full line-up of the upcoming season's films. 



March in Solidarity with Immigrants and Refugees at noon on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Walter E. Hall Park, 1226 W Casino Road, Everett. (meet by the skate board area).

Every Day Racism, join in for a moderated panel discussion in which Snohomish residents share how they have experienced racism. Monday, December 3, 6:30 - 8 p.m., Snohomish United Methodist Church, 2400 Lake Ave., Snohomish. 

The Economics of Happiness: Meaningful Movie, Saturday, December 8, 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.). Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Trailer for movie here.  

The Snohomish County Human Rights Commission 70th Anniversary celebration of International Human Rights Day, Sunday, December 9, 1-3 p.m. Everett Community College, Jackson Conference Center. 

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