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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission

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    The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission is an advisory commission of the city of Lynnwood whose duties shall be to provide advice and recommendations to the mayor and city council in regard to the following:

    • Achieving Lynnwood’s Community Vision in regard to being a ‘welcoming city’ and a ‘cohesive community that respects all’ by encouraging cooperation, tolerance and respect among and by all persons who come in contact with the city of Lynnwood (i.e. residents, visitors, employers, employees, etc.).
    • Recommending effective strategies for public engagement, removing barriers, and increasing access to city services for our city’s diverse population.
    • Recommending areas for investing upstream and where needs are greatest, addressing root causes of inequities and lack of access and smartly allocating our public resources, and recommending opportunities for community partnerships as a strategy to better understand and address equity impacts throughout our city.
    • Facilitating the building of relationships with underserved and underrepresented communities and serving as Trusted Messengers to the community at large.
    • Performing such other duties as the mayor and/or city council may direct.

    The Commission consists of seven members who are appointed to serve three-year terms. Members must live within Lynnwood City limits and be a registered voter. The Commission may accept up to two members that reside in the city's municipal urban growth area. Voter registration requirements may be waived for up to two members of the Commission, provided that the individual was born in a country other than the United States of America and the individual is actively working towards obtaining citizenship. There is a preference for city of Lynnwood residents over nonresident candidates.

    Commission Members

    Position # Member Term Expires
    Position #1 Ihab Bouanani 12/31/2019
    Position #2 Jaaziel Sanchez Rivera 12/31/2019
    Position #3 Hari Chon 12/31/2020
    Position #4 Naz Lashgari 12/31/2020
    Position #5 Jared Bigelow 12/31/2020
    Position #6 Chelsea Wright 12/31/2021
    Position #7 Jonathan Waters 12/31/2021
    Council Liaison M. Christopher Boyer

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    The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission meeting schedule has yet to be determined.

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    Staff Contact

    If you would like more information on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission please contact Megan Tudor at 425-670-5084 or by email at mtudor@LynnwoodWA.gov

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