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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.

Upcoming Events in the Greater Edmonds area


April 22, 2017, 6th Annual North Puget Sound Conference on Race: You are invited to spend a full day of inspiring speeches, engaging workshop discussions, and numerous opportunities to meet civic minded individuals and organizations. The event is hosted by Everett Community College. Click here for more information.

April 28, 2017, STEP UP: Understanding and Implementing Racial Equity. This is the first event in a new community series from Leadership Snohomish County (LSC). With the STEP UP series, LSC is convening local leaders for fearless conversations examining real issues to activate meaningful change. Click here for more information. 


Diversity Commision 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

Mario Brown
Tung Bui
Ed Dorame, Chair
Donnie Griffin
Adam Khan
Maria Montalvo, Vice-Chair 
Patricia Valle
Diana White  
Dean Olson

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