Diversity Advisory Committee


The City of Marysville recognizes the important value diversity has in our community. To us there are many facets of a diverse society which include, but are not limited to, race, religion, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic level, mental and physical differences, age and sexual orientation.

Established in November 2010, the Mayor’s Diversity Advisory Committee (DAC) works to identify issues, prioritize support, and ensure that the diverse character of the community is represented in decision-making processes with regards to diversity and inclusion. Committee members should reflect the racial, ethnic and socioeconomic diversity of the Marysville-Tulalip area.

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The mission of the Diversity Advisory Committee is to:

  1. Advise the City on diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies and policies that improve outcomes for marginalized communities;
  2. Assist the City in strengthening the relationship with diverse community groups, including historically underrepresented communities and marginalized populations;
  3. Lead the community in thought-provoking discussions that support cultural understanding, mutual respect and inclusivity, and further the enhancement of our community as one where cultural and physical diversity is celebrated as an important asset


Committee members have very diverse professional backgrounds and represent the following identities: military veterans, LGBTQIA+, Black/African American, White/European American, Muslim American, Native/Indigenous American, persons with disabilities, and Hispanic/Latinx. While the committee does not include every underrepresented group in the city, its goal is to work with as many groups as possible to ensure a broad representation.

Mario BrownWA Music Educators Association
Jamie ConnochieEverett Community College
Daniel CrisologoEarthwise Pet
Terrance DizardInformation Technology Consultant
JJ FrankMarysville YMCA
April GriffithSeattle Housing Authority
Mytyl HernandezTulalip Tribes
Justin MartinezCBRE
Tamyra McKayPaunchy Elephant
Wendy MessarinaMarysville School District
Alica MirghavamedinBoeing
Ian NelsonCaregiver
Cassandra PerezGraduate Student
Jim StricklandMarysville School District
Kirstin TynerHome Street Bank