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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.

Commission Offers Small Grants: Community projects that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion sought for funding. Click here for media release. Click here for application. 

Upcoming Events in the Greater Edmonds area

 Ubuntu a multi-cultural arts expose sponsored by the NAACP of Snohomish County. This event will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Wilcox Park, 5215 196th St SW, Lynnwood. For more information please e-mail: president@naacp-sno-org 

Community and Regional Resources


Edmonds Community College, Equity and Diversity Center

Familias Unidas: Latino Resource Center

Korean Women's Association

Northwest Indian Housing Association (NWIHA)

Northwest Justice Project

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Parent to Parent Power

Refugee and Immigrant Services Northwest


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 2017. 

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


Tung Bui
Ed Dorame, Co-Chair
Donnie Griffin
Maria Montalvo, Co-Chair 
Patricia Valle
Diana White  
Dean Olson
Sarah Mixson
Anabel Hovig

Ex Officio Commissioners: 
Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, City Council
Dave Teitzel, City Council (Alternate)