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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. Click here for information and application. 

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 this season's films. 



April 20, 2019 Communities of Color Coalition will hold North Puget Sound Conference on Race at Everett Community College, Gymnasium, 2000 Tower St., Everett from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. For more information click here

April 26, 2019 Leadership Snohomish County is hosting its 3rd annual STEP UP: Moving Racial Equity Forward conference at the Lynnwood Convention Center from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information and tickets click here 

Building Solidarity in Race and Equity through Community Partnerships, May 3-4, 2019 at Highline College. For more information click here

May 20, 2019 Snohomish for Equity presents Bystander Intervention Training - Learn to Stand up to Racism Harrassment and Hate. At Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave., Snohomish from 7-7:45 p.m.

OPPORTUNITIES: Leadership Snohomish County is excited to announce the new Leadership for Racial Equity Cohort!, a five-month certification program that was co-deigned by Racial Equity expert Bernardo Ruiz. For more information click here

Community and Regional Resources

Resources to the Greater Puget Sound community and regional organizations that provide information and contacts on cultural and ethnic diversity, physical and developmental disabilities, civil and human rights information, LGBTQ, age related questions, and directory for public institutions. 

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 2019. 

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
Maria Montalvo 
Patricia Valle, Chair 
Melinda Woods 
Dean Olson
Sarah Mixson
Anabel Hovig, Vice Chair
Brian Potter

Ex Officio Commissioner: 
Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, City Council