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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force

Role of the Task Force

  • Help the City identify and provide services, programs, and events to all members of the community and remove barriers to those services
  • Assist the City’s efforts to reach out to and communicate with individuals from historically marginalized groups
  • Act as a community voice in establishing a DEI Strategic Plan
  • Work with a consultant team, City staff, and elected leaders to develop a structure for DEI accountability and on-going conversations between the community and the City

Task Force Members

Ami Shannon

Ankur Doshi

Avi Patel

Blanca Johnson

Chip Dunn

David Pagan

Erika Preuitt

Harold Fowlkes

Jaden Andrews

Jake Lee

Joey Rachid

Ly Furrow

Mary Kozy

Nicole Nix

Sara Koyano

Steve Sirkin

Tiffany Parret

Tommy Botton

David Emami
Council Liaison

Markley Drake
Council Liaison


Community Messages

01.20.21

City Council condemn the racist comments made by Clackamas County Commissioner, Mark Shull. 
Read letter

For more information contact:

Ben Bryant, Assistant City Manager

Resolution 20-27

A resolution Condemning Racism, Supporting Justice and Equality, and Authorizing the Creation of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force

Background

For over a year, the City Council has been exploring options on how to focus our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and expand these efforts in our city. In 2019, the City Council adopted a proclamation supporting local DEI efforts, as well as encouraging the community discussions that had been started by the United Community Alliance (UCA). Then, in March of this year, the City Council established a 2020 goal to support and foster a community and organizational culture that embraces DEI.

We strongly believe that diverse and vibrant backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities contribute to the health, welfare, and economy of Happy Valley. No statement against hatred and bigotry is enough. This work takes consistent and thoughtful actions every day to foster a community that values equity and justice for all. As a city, we are committed to expanded efforts with this focus.

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