Diversity Council

  • 3 - 4:30 p.m.
  • The second Wednesday of each month
  • Auditor’s Conference Room, Elections Division,
    1st floor Admin West, 3000 Rockefeller Ave, Downtown Everett
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Diversity Council
The Snohomish County Diversity Council is an advisory council representing the employees of Snohomish County. The Diversity Council is composed of a cross-section of County employees with at least one representative from each executive department, the County Council, and offices of individually elected officials. Diversity Council members are appointed to two-year staggered terms.

 Department/Office  Representative  Department/Office   Representative 
 Christy Cheever
 Human Services
 Bo Tunestam
 Laura Glover
 Information Services
 Leon Zainwel
 Vicki Lubrin
 Superior Court
 Jessica Gurley
 Janine Bombach
 Medical Examiner
 Carlos Colon
 Cecilia Wilson
 Parks  Kathryn Watanabe
 District Court
 Planning & Dvlpmt Srvcs  (vacant)
 Emergency Mgmt
 Diana Rose
 Prosecutor  (vacant)
 Public Works
 Mike Huston
 Facilities Mgmt
 Sheriff  (vacant)
 Diana Williams
 Jim Felicetty
 Human Resources
 Roger Moller
About the Council
The Snohomish County Diversity Council recommends resources, education, training, outreach and support to achieve a diverse and inclusive environment within Snohomish County Government.

Snohomish County promotes culturally competent and inclusive behaviors and services at all times. Cultural competence among staff includes an awareness of their own cultural worldview, as well as an ability to understand, communicate, and effectively interact with people across cultures. We recognize that cultural competence is an ongoing learning process that evolves over time.

Why We Do It

Inclusive practices place value on the diversity of our staff, partners and community. Diversity is a part of every aspect of our daily work. The Snohomish County workforce must be willing and able to understand different cultures and world views and to provide services in a respectful manner that is responsive to cultural and linguistic needs. While no individual or organization can be an expert in all cultures, increasing cultural competence is an ongoing objective that is vital to effective public services in an increasingly diverse community.

Who We Serve
The Snohomish County Diversity Council respects and supports the ethnic identity and cultural diversity of all employees and citizens it serves. Snohomish County Government seeks to provide culturally relevant services and to prevent discrimination in every aspect of service delivery. In an effort to understand the varied histories and experiences of its clients, Snohomish County takes into account:
  • Age
  • Citizenship
  • Color
  • Cultural ethnicity
  • Marital status
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • National origin
  • Sexual orientation
  • Veteran status
  • Presence of any sensory,
    mental, or physical disability
    in accordance with state and federal laws