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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. Next round of grant applications will be accepted on 10/01/18.

Diversity Commission Film Series. Click here for information. **STAY TUNED FOR NEXT FALL'S SCHEDULE** Click here to see last year's films. 

Upcoming Events in the Greater Edmonds area

Community Forum: "How can I help refugees and asylees in my neighborhood?" Edmonds Lutheran,  _______________________________________________

26th Annual Nubian Jam!  Saturday, July 28th, 10 a.m. at Forest Park, 802 Mukilteo Blvd, Everett. Presented by The Snohomish County Black Heritage Committee. For more information click here. 

 Afrolatino Festival 2018, 19200 56th Ave W., Lynnwood, Sunday, July 29th, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Come celebrate the 8th anniversary of the Afrolatino Festival. Dedicated to preserving and sharing cultural diversity as a growing and vital part of the Pacific NW. Local and traveling musicians and folklore dancers will showcase a spectrum of Afro-Latino culture, art and history through music and dance performances. For more information click here

Stillaguamish Festival of the River and Pow Wow 2018. Saturday and Sunday, August 11 and 12. River Meadow Park, Arlington. For more information click here.

3rd Annual Ubuntu Multi-cultural Arts Expose presented by Snohomish County NAACP. Saturday, August 18 at Wilcox Park in Lynnwood. For more information click here

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