Race & Equity Initiative
Race and Equity Teams
All Race & Equity volunteers applied to serve. The City Council appointed 30 volunteers into four teams.
- James Pierce, Co-chair
- Jessi Kingston, Co-chair
- Leonel Dorvil
- Chris Smith
- Ramla Hasanali
- Katherine Bass
- Thuy Anh Fox
- Michelle Meek, Human Rights & Relations Representative
- Christina Smith, Task Force Representative
- Leonel Dorvil, Task Force Representative
- Erica Allenburg, Chair
- Ana Munro, Vice Chair
- Daniel Nye
- Al Alexander
- Sharon Allison
- Brian Hubbard
- Ramla Hasanali, Task Force Representative
- Val Burke, Chair
- Elena Brito SIfferlin, Vice Chair
- Arnie Bigbee
- June Yoshinari Davis
- Dawn Beitel
- Heather Edelson, Human Rights & Relations Representative
- Noah Silver
- Katherine Bass, Task Force Representative
- Thuy Anh Fox, Task Force Representative
- Kamala Puram, Chair
- Eric Rehm, Vice Chair
- Randolph Cooper
- Chris Bremer
- Jeff Brown
- Pat Arseneault, Human Rights & Relations Representative
- Kelly Curtin
Why Is This Initiative Important?
The City of Edina started the Race and Equity Project in March of 2017.
The project was designed to examine the City's entire array of policies and operations. It is limited to the policies and operations that are under the control of the Edina city government and elected leaders.
The project goal is to take a proactive approach to identify, repair and prevent future disparate outcomes within our community through city policies and procedures. Trust by all community members that policies and operating practices are equitable to our diverse community's needs will improve the quality of life for community members and provide a trusting environment to live, work and play.