Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Mountlake Terrace DEIC is to celebrate and promote a diverse, equitable & inclusive culture within the community; eliminate any form of actual or perceived discrimination; and help community members from all backgrounds to learn, grow & thrive.

The seven-member volunteer advisory Commission will:

1.     Provide recommendations to the City Council that identify opportunities to address DEI issues, promote DEI programs, and/or provide guidance to create a more accessible, safe, welcoming and inclusive government and community.

2.     Provide input to the City departments that ensure equitable access to city services and facilities for our diverse population.

3.     Facilitate relationship building with under-served and underrepresented communities.

4.     Serve as a resource for City government and the community by providing information, education and communication that celebrates a better understanding of our differences.


Accessible Voting Information

Ayuda Financiera Para la Universidad (College Financial Aid Information, in Spanish)

Christmas House

Police Department Policy Manual

Ready for Business Fund

Recursos Comunitarios (Community Resources, in Spanish)

Resources for Asian Americans

Voter Registration Information


If you are interested in serving on a board or commission, please complete an application:

If submitting the PDF application, please email or mail it to:
Mountlake Terrace City Hall
Attn: City Clerk
23204 58th Avenue W
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043



  • William Paige Jr., Chair 2022 - 2025
  • Kerem Onat, Vice-Chair 2023 - 2026
  • Kermet Apio 2023 - 2026
  • Scott Matsuda 2023 - 2026
  • Teresa Courtney 2023 - 2026
  • Vonita Francisco 2022 - 2025
  • Vacant Position 2023 - 2026

Erin Murray, City Council Liaison emurray@mltwa.gov

Carolyn Hope, Deputy City Manager and Staff Liaison chope@mltwa.gov


Click here to take a survey created by the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Commission. Your input is needed.

More Meeting Information

To attend a meeting via Zoom, go to zoom.us/join and enter this Meeting ID# 844 4902 2462 (same for all meetings). No passcode needed.

To listen to a meeting via telephone, call 1-253-215-8782 and enter the meeting ID# 844 4902 2462 (same for all meetings). No passcode needed.

Public Comment Policy
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.

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