On January 21, 2021, the Lacey City Council enacted Ordinance 1581, establishing the Commission on Equity to identify and address issues of inequity through policy improvement, inclusive activities, and educational partnerships. The vision of the Commission on Equity will be to support a welcoming and inclusive City for all members of the Lacey community.
The Commission on Equity consists of seven adults and one youth member from the Lacey Youth Council. General Commissioners serve for three years. The Youth Commissioner will serve for one year. All Commissioners may serve two consecutive terms. In order to qualify, applicants must reside in the City of Lacey or the Lacey Urban Growth Area (UGA).
On Thursday, May 20, 2021, the Lacey City Council appointed the inaugural members to the newly formed Commission on Equity. The appointments follow an extensive application and review process, and come as a recommendation from the former Equity Workgroup (also known as the Civic Leaders Forum). This group was instrumental in helping the City of Lacey develop its Commission on Equity ordinance.
|Thelma Jackson, Chair||1st Term||12-31-2024|
|Clifton (Cliff) Brown, Vice Chair||1st Term||12-31-2025|
|Anne Clay||1st Term||12-31-2024|
|Makieda Hart||1st Term||12-31-2024|
|Jonathan (Jon) Hegwood||1st Term||12-31-2025|
|Kim Sauer||1st Term||12-31-2025|
|Kristine Stolberg||1st Term||12-31-2025|
|Alanis Blackburn (Youth Representative)||1st Term||2021-2022 School Year|
Meetings will be held on the 4th Monday of the month at 5:30 pm via Zoom Video Conference.
Public comment may be submitted to the Commission on Equity by emailing COE@ci.lacey.wa.us. All comments provided by email must be submitted by 12:00 p.m. on the day of the Commission on Equity meeting.
The City provides reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. To request an accommodation or written materials in an alternate format, contact the City at least seventy-two (72) hours before the meeting to discuss any necessary accommodations. You can reach the City by phone (360) 412-2891 or email COE@ci.lacey.wa.us. For vision or hearing impaired services contact the Washington State Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.