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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 Film Series. . . . . .

Upcoming Events in the Greater Edmonds area


Crossroads Anti-Racism Training, Saturday, September 23, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Seattle First PC, 1013 8th Ave, Seattle, 98104 ~ Dismantling Racism, Building Racial Justice in Institutions ~ Racism dehumanizes us all - Dismantling racism heals us all. Recognizing that racism goes beyond personal prejudice, Crossroads offers a distinctive power analysis of how racism functions in institutions, and offers tools to create antiracist transformation. For more information click here

Leadership Practices for Healthy, Just and Inclusive Communities. Tuesday, September 26, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. at the Center for Ethical Leadership, 2100 24th Ave S., Seattle. Waiting for the bus. Shopping for groceries. Attending events. We see our neighbors and coworkers, but how well do we understand and connect with each other? Our experiences with these common activities can differ significantly based on our social memberships. In many ways we live parallel universes with different realities often separated along demographic lines. This workshop considers those questions, as it explores the interface between leadership and community in a society both blessed and challenged by cultural difference. Using CEL's framework for advancing social change in service of the common good, this workshop will explore leadership principles and practices that help building healthy, just, inclusive communities. For more information and registration 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 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)