Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Commission

In February 2018, the Pasco City Council approved a resolution (Resolution 3820 (PDF)) reinforcing the City’s commitment to being an Inclusive City and creating a community Inclusivity Commission.  The resolution declares the City as “…committed to embracing diversity and promoting equality among our workforce, residents, businesses and visitors…”

The resolution further provides for a seven member ad-hoc commission to assist the Council in its efforts to promote inclusivity in Pasco. The Commission is charged to “conduct activities… identify means… and make such recommendations to the City Council for action, education and guidance to foster an environment that includes, accepts, respects, and appreciates all members of our community.” 

The Council approved a name change in June 2019 to the Pasco Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Commission and extended the terms of the Commissioners to December 2020.

Commission members must be residents who have lived within the Pasco City limits for at least one year, or who currently own a licensed business operating within the City.




            Position Term


Naima Chambers Smith

12/31/2020 to 12/31/2021


Maria Torres Mendoza

12/31/2020 to 12/31/2021


Joel Nunn-Sparks

12/31/2020 to 12/31/2021


Elouise Sparks

12/31/2020 to 12/31/2021


Jeffrey Robinson

12/31/2020 to 12/31/2021


Kyle Saltz

12/31/2020 to 12/31/2021


Carly Coburn

12/7/2020 to 12/31/2021


The Commission meets at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm the 3rd Wednesday of the month in the Pasco Police Department Community Room, 215 West Sylvester Street, Pasco, WA 99301 (location subject to change).  However, to best comply with Governor Inslee’s Emergency Proclamation and extension regarding Open Public Meetings Act, the City is holding meetings virtually, please contact staff for additional information.

Agenda & Minutes

Current Meeting Agenda can be found in our CivicWeb Meeting Portal.

Sign up here to receive notification by email when the current IDEC Agenda is published.

Past Agendas and Meeting Minutes for the Commission are available via the City’s Laserfiche storage system.

City Staff Liaison 

Angela Pashon, Senior Management Analyst
(509) 545-3458

Get Involved

If you are interested in joining the Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Commission, feel free to fill out a Boards and Commissions Application.

Source: City of Pasco