The DEI Commission Invites You to the Following Events:
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Vision & Mission
Mukilteo is a community where diversity is respected, valued, and celebrated. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission advocates for recognition, acceptance, and honoring of all people, and strives to be a voice for the underrepresented.
Meeting Schedule and Location
Regular meetings occur on the fourth Wednesday of each month beginning at 5:30 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, 11930 Cyrus Way. For those who wish to participate remotely, live streaming of the meeting is available via Zoom and website. To listen to the DEI meeting via telephone, call 1-253-215-8782. To watch online, click the meeting link and enter Meeting ID 851 8250 9735 (a passcode is not needed) or click here. The meeting materials are available online.
2023 Meeting Dates: November 22 – Cancelled, November 29 Special Meeting, and December 27 – Cancelled.
The DEI Commission meeting materials, video recordings, and minutes are available here.
2022: December 28 (Cancelled), December 14 Special Meeting, November 23 (Cancelled), October 26, September 28; August 24; July 27; June 22–No Video; May 25; April 27; March 23; February 16; January 26
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission appreciates hearing from the public about items on its agenda or other City matters. Comments regarding items on the agenda will be taken when that agenda item is heard. Speakers are asked to state their name and city of residence for the record, and to limit their comments to three (3) minutes or less. All remarks shall be addressed to the Commission as a body and not to any specific Commissioner. In keeping with the Council’s rules on public comments (Rule 10), all speakers are asked to be courteous in their language.
If you are unable to participate during a meeting in person or remotely, written public testimony must be received by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting and will become part of the permanent record.
Please submit public comments to email@example.com or mail/drop off at City Hall (11930 Cyrus Way, Mukilteo, WA 98275).
|Name||2023 Title||Position||Term Ends|
|Contact the Commission|
|Linda Mohr||Commissioner||Position No. 1||12/31/2024|
|Michael Dixon||Chair||Position No. 2||12/31/2024|
|Gauri Sanghvi||Commissioner||Position No. 3||12/31/2025|
|Talisa Lavarry||Commissioner||Position No. 4||12/31/2025|
|Simon Bai||Vice Chair||Position No. 5||12/31/2025|
|Zakia Bushra||Commissioner||Position No. 6||12/31/2023|
|James Yoo||Commissioner||Position No. 7||12/31/2023|
|Steve Powers||City Administrator|
|Leslie Lavoie||Executive Assistant|
2022 photo, from the left: Gauri Sanghvi, Zakia Bushra, Sandra Holzer, Monica Shallow, Simon Bai, Jaie Jones, and Mike Dixon
MMC Chapter 2.48 of Ordinance No. 1444 was passed by City Council on December 14, 2020, which established a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Commission. The Commission provides information, education, and communication that facilitates understanding of diversity and celebrates and respects individual differences. The Commission will make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council regarding diversity opportunities to promote programs and provide guidance to assure an accessible, safe, welcoming and inclusive government and community. The Commission will also recommend effective strategies for public engagement, removing barriers, and increasing access to city services for our city’s diverse population, as well as support, challenge, and guide government and the community to eliminate and prevent all forms of discrimination and racism.
The Commission consists of seven (7) members and the term of office is three (3) years.