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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission to Hold First Meeting

Commission to meet Thursday, September 14th at 6:30pm

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission to Hold First Meeting
Commission to meet Thursday, September 14th at 6:30pm

LYNNWOOD, WA (September 11, 2017) - The City of Lynnwood is pleased to announce the first meeting of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission, scheduled for 6:30pm on Thursday, September 14, at City Hall. The Diversity, Equity and inclusion Commission serves as an advisory body to the City and will play a key role in furthering our City's commitment to being a safe, welcoming and equitable community for all.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission will focus their work on identifying barriers that community members face when accessing city services and programs, proactively facilitating the building of trusting relationships with underserved and underrepresented communities, and providing advice on achieving our Community Vision in regards to being a 'welcoming city' and a 'cohesive community that respects all'.

In January, the Lynnwood City Council repealed Chapter 2.58, 'Neighborhoods and Demographic Diversity Advisory Commission', of the Lynnwood Municipal Code and replaced it with Ordinance 3247 which established the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission.

During the first meeting, the Commission will adopt bylaws and set a regular meeting schedule. All meetings are open to the public. To view the upcoming agenda, or for more information on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission visit their webpage or contact Megan Tudor at mtudor@LynnwoodWA.gov.  

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On June 26, 2017, Mayor Smith and the Lynnwood City Council unanimously approved seven members to the new Diversity Equity & Inclusion Commission. Pictured left to right: Commission Liaison and Human Resources Director Christine Scarlett, Jonathan Waters, Chelsea Wright, Hari Chon, Jaaziel Sanchez Rivera, Naz Lashgari, Ihab Bouanani, and Jared Bigelow (not pictured)

About City of Lynnwood

Incorporated in 1959, Lynnwood is the economic hub of South Snohomish County. Situated at the convergence of interstates I- 5 and I-405, Lynnwood’s accessibility, variety of housing and employment options, colleges and outstanding park system attract a wide variety of businesses and residents. For its diverse population of more than 36,000, Lynnwood is a great place to live, work and play. Lynnwood Moving Forward: Our Community Vision – the City will be a regional model for a sustainable, vibrant community with engaged citizens and accountable government. Lynnwood is…a great deal more!

Contact:

Julie Moore, Public Affairs Officer
jmoore@LynnwoodWA.gov
425-670-5023

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