Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission

Overview

The City of Mountlake Terrace Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Commission was created in August of 2020. The seven (7) member DEI Commission has a mission of promoting and embracing diversity through action, education, and guidance. The Commission seeks to foster an understanding that includes, accepts, respects and appreciates each individual member of our community. 

Being a new Commission, the initial terms are staggered, with subsequent appointments having a term of three years. Therefore, three (3) of the initial terms will expire on June 30, 2022 and four (4) of the initial terms will expire
on June 30, 2023. 

Upcoming Community Events/Trainings

September 26, 2020
Mountlake Terrace Anti-Racist Coalition (ARC) is sponsoring a drive through/walk up voter registration event on Saturday, September 26, 2020, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the corner of 232nd Street SW and 57th Avenue W (next to the former Rogers Market site). They will also be providing face masks and hand sanitizer at this event.

September 30, 2020
The Sno-Isle Library District can help you learn more about the 2020 Census and why it is important. The deadline to be included in the 2020 Census is September 30, 2020. Please take a few minutes to ensure you are counted!
https://www.sno-isle.org/census/

October 3, 10, 17, 2020
How to Be an Anti-Racist Family Webinar Series, a three part online series sponsored by Sno-Isle Library District.
https://sno-isle.libnet.info/event/4578390

Calendar of Observances
The City of Mountlake Terrace 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 South Snohomish County. Please check back as this section will be updated!

Commission Information

Meeting Schedule:
Regular meetings will be scheduled after the Commission discusses at their first meeting. Stay tuned for first meeting information.

Location:
Via Zoom/Telephone during Phase 2

Commissioners/Term Expiration: 
Alvaro Guillen - June 30, 2022
William Paige Jr. - June 30, 2022
Triina Van - June 30, 2022
Saboora Deen - June 30, 2023
Samatra Doyle - June 30, 2023
Gary Hale - June 30, 2023
Karissa Richards - June 30, 2023

City Council Liaison: 
To Be Determined

Staff Liaison:
To Be Determined

Resources  to the Greater Puget Sound community and regional organizations that provide information and contacts on cultural and ethnic diversity, physical and developmental disabilities, civil and human rights information, LGBTQ, age related questions, and directory for public institutions. Thanks to the City of Edmonds for sharing this information!

Voter Registration Information
https://lwvsnoho.org/services/register-to-vote/

Accessible Voting Information
https://snohomishcountywa.gov/1986/Accessible-Voting-Information