Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission


The City of Mountlake Terrace Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Commission (DEIC) was created in August of 2020. The seven (7) member DEIC has a mission of promoting and embracing diversity through action, education, and guidance. The Commission seeks to foster an understanding that includes, accepts, respects and appreciates each individual member of our community. 

Being a new Commission, the initial terms are staggered, with subsequent appointments having a term of three years. Therefore, three (3) of the initial terms will expire on June 30, 2022 and four (4) of the initial terms will expire on June 30, 2023. 


Resources to the Greater Puget Sound community and regional organizations that provide information and contacts on cultural and ethnic diversity, physical and developmental disabilities, civil and human rights information, LGBTQ, age related questions, and directory for public institutions. Thanks to the City of Edmonds for sharing this information!

Upcoming Community Events/Trainings

Asian America 2021: Anti-Asian Racism & Unlearning the Model Minority Myth

Asian America 2021: Anti-Asian Racism & Unlearning the Model Minority Myth Event

On May 11, at 3:30 p.m., this virtual lecture introduces attendees to North America's history of anti-Asian racism, highlighting Pacific Northwest history and stories, and how the model minority myth attempts to continually devalue Asian American voices and stories today. We will also learn more about how to unlearn and critically examine common misconceptions of Asian American history and actively learn to participate in anti-racism that best serves alongside our Asian American siblings better.

This program is presented by Dr. Nina Kim Hanson. Dr. Hanson is an educator, anti-racist bridge builder, and member of the Lake Stevens Allies for BIPOC Advisory Board. This event will be recorded for later viewing on the Sno-Isle Libraries YouTube channel and will be available for six months following the event.

Sign Up For Meeting Information

You may sign up for text or email updates about DEI Commission meetings and events by clicking the large, circular “Notify Me” button just under the banner photo at www.cityofmlt.com. Once there, scroll down to Agenda Center and subscribe to notifications for the DEI Commission and have updates sent directly to your mobile phone or email.

Commission Information

Meeting Schedule and Location
Regular meetings occur on the third Wednesday of each month beginning at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom/Telephone during Phase 2.

Upcoming DEIC Meeting
To listen to the May 19 meeting via telephone, call 1-253-215-8782. To watch the meeting online: 1) Go to https://zoom.us/join; 2) Enter meeting ID (821 9555 6243) and click “join” (you will be prompted to install the Zoom application if you do not already have it); and 3) Enter password (05 19 21).

Meeting Schedule: May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15, October 20, November 17, and December 15.

Public Comment Policy

Commissioners/Term Expiration
Karissa Richards, Chair - June 30, 2023
Saboora Deen, Vice Chair - June 30, 2023
Alvaro Guillen - June 30, 2022
Hannah Meier - June 30, 2022
William Paige Jr. - June 30, 2022
Samatra Doyle - June 30, 2023
Gary Hale - June 30, 2023

City Council Liaison
Councilmember Steve Woodard

Staff Liaison
City Manager Scott Hugill

The City of Mountlake Terrace strives to provide access and services to all members of the public. Please notify the city at least one week prior to the event if reasonable accommodations are needed.  Large print and audio are available upon request. Meeting materials are available here. You may also make a request for records by contacting the Public Records Officer at 425-744-6235 or recordsofficer@mltwa.gov.