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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 New Commissioner. The Diversity Commission is now accepting applictions. Please click here for more information. 


Diversity Commission Film Series. Click here for information.

Upcoming Events in the Greater Edmonds area

"Kids and Race, Changing the Narrative" Race still matters in America today. Jason Frelot, Kids & Race Executive Director and colleagues will lead a 2.5 hour workshop for preschool through elementary age children and their parents. On Saturday, November 18, 9:30 am - 12:30 at Edmonds Lutheran Church, 23525 84th Avenue West, Edmonds. For more information click here

"Stories of Self & Solidarity" Join us for a Multicultural Storytelling Event exploring themes of Community and Identity. Free and open to everyone! Family friendly and all ages welcome. Arts & Crafts. Refreshments provided. Featuring Roger Fernandes, Eva Abram & Allison Cox. Sunday, November 19, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Edmonds Library, 650 Main St. Edmonds. Please click here for information.

"Black Girl in Suburbia" Awareness Open Through Dialogue. A special screening on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High School Theater. For more information please 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)