Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Commission
In February 2018, the Pasco City Council approved a resolution (Resolution 3820 (PDF)) reinforcing the City’s commitment to being an Inclusive City and creating a community Inclusivity Commission. The resolution declares the City as “…committed to embracing diversity and promoting equality among our workforce, residents, businesses and visitors…”
The resolution further provides for a seven member ad-hoc commission to assist the Council in its efforts to promote inclusivity in Pasco. The Commission is charged to “conduct activities… identify means… and make such recommendations to the City Council for action, education and guidance to foster an environment that includes, accepts, respects, and appreciates all members of our community.”
The Council approved a name change in June 2019 to the Pasco Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Commission and extended the terms of the Commissioners to December 2020.
Commission members must be residents who have lived within the Pasco City limits for at least one year, or who currently own a licensed business operating within the City.
Maria Torres Mendoza
Naima Chambers Smith
The Commission meets at 6pm - 7:30pm the 2nd Monday of the month in the Pasco Police Department Community Room, 215 West Sylvester Street, Pasco, WA 99301 (location subject to change). To best comply with Governor Inslee's Emergency Proclamation and extension regarding Open Public Meetings Act, the City is holding meetings virtually, please contact staff for additional information.
Agenda & Minutes
Agenda and minutes for the Commission are available on the City’s document storage portal via this link.
City Staff Liaison
Angela Pashon, Policy Analyst
If you are interested in joining the Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Commission, feel free to fill out a Boards and Commissions Application.