Chapter 2.60
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION COMMISSION

Sections:

2.60.010    Created.

2.60.020    Powers and duties.

2.60.030    Membership appointment – Term.

2.60.040    Residency requirements.

2.60.010 Created.

There is hereby established a diversity, equity, and inclusion commission of the city of Lynnwood composed of seven members as hereinafter provided. (Ord. 3410 § 4, 2021; Ord. 3247 § 1, 2017)

2.60.020 Powers and duties.

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:

A. 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.).

B. Recommending effective strategies for public engagement, removing barriers, and increasing access to city services for our city’s diverse population.

C. 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.

D. Facilitating the building of relationships with underserved and underrepresented communities and serving as trusted messengers to the community at large.

E. Performing such other duties as the mayor and/or city council may direct. (Ord. 3410 § 4, 2021; Ord. 3247 § 1, 2017)

2.60.030 Membership appointment – Term.

Members of the commission shall be appointed to a position for a term of three years (or the fulfillment of a vacant term); appointees shall serve for terms as follows:

Position No. 1: Ending December 31, 2022

Position No. 2: Ending December 31, 2022

Position No. 3: Ending December 31, 2023

Position No. 4: Ending December 31, 2023

Position No. 5: Ending December 31, 2023

Position No. 6: Ending December 31, 2021

Position No. 7: Ending December 31, 2021

(Ord. 3410 § 4, 2021; Ord. 3247 § 1, 2017)

2.60.040 Residency requirements.

A. No more than two member(s) of the commission may be nonresident community stakeholder(s) of the city of Lynnwood.

B. There is a preference for city of Lynnwood residents over nonresident candidates. (Ord. 3410 § 4, 2021; Ord. 3247 § 1, 2017)