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Responsibilities
The Diversity Commission advises the City Council on policy matters involving the community’s cultural and ethnic differences, ensuring that these differences are considered in the decision-making process. Read the Commission’s 2018-2019 Work Plan. It is our aim to help Federal Way in becoming a community which is united amidst diversity, where each individual is respected, equally valued, equally needed and equally cherished. Equality is not sameness, it is equivalent value.

Members            

  • Gregory Baruso, Chair
  • Mahjabin Qureshi, Vice Chair
  • Hiroshi Eto
  • Timi Dettweiler
  • Nichelle Curtis-McQueen
  • Trenise Rogers
  • William Yi
  • Sela Kennedy
  • Thomas Leonard
  • Alternate (position open)

Meetings


Nautilus K-8 5th grade students presented their findings on the diversity of books in their library to the Diversity Commission on 3/14/18.  Their findings were very interesting and educational. 

Topics covered in their presenation:

·  Introduction to diverse literature and our project    ·   Data about ethnicity in our student body and our school library  ·   Student’s opinions about why diverse literature is important  ·   Book recommendations that students researched and recommended to our library

      

 

 

The Diversity Commission is proud to partner with them by donating books with different cultures and main characters that all students can relate to.

It was great seeing the Deputy Mayor Honda, Councilmember Koppang, teachers and family members come and support the wonderful students give their presentation to the Diversity Commission.

Thank you Ms. Gaspari, Ms. Williams and Mrs. Flanagan for making this happen!


2018 MLK Community Event Video
*Due to YouTube copyright rules, some of the music has been muted during some of the performances.  For the full video with sound please watch Channel 21.



2018 MLK Rep. Roger Freeman Award Winner Aliyah Baruso
Chair Baruso, Commissioners Kennedy & Curtis-Queen, Aliyah Baruso, Commissioners Quershi, Rogers & Yi

 

Please take a moment and fill out the Diversity Commissions survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5LR98SP

Contact

Jeff Watson
Community Services Manager
253.835.2650
Email

Jeri-Lynn Clark
Executive Assistant
253.835.2401
Email

Rep. Roger Freeman Memorial Award

**APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE SEPT. 2018**

Roger Freeman’s life embodied a life of unselfishness and kindness especially when it came to the youth of our City and Region.

There are four (4) outstanding characteristics that Mr. Freeman will be remembered for:

  • Justice – Advocating for those that lack the means to help themselves

  • Diversity – Inclusion of all

  • Compassion – Humility and volunteerism; concern for others

  • Integrity – Truthful, honest, and reliable

 

► Video on remembering the life of Rep. Roger Freeman