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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 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 herefor the full line-up of this season's films. 



"Outside" an ECA Education Matinee: Outside is the story of Daniel, a teen who triumphs over homophobic bullying. Wednesday, February 20 at 10 am and 12 pm, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., ec4arts.org 425-275-9595. For more information click here.  

 3 Practices for Crossing the Difference Divide. Racism: As American as Apple Pie? Learn how to talk honestly and civilly with your South Snohomish County neighbors to address our challenges together. Saturday, February 23, Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers Street, at 2 p.m. Free of charge thanks to community support.

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
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