Commission on Equity

On January 21, 2021, the Lacey City Council enacted Ordinance 1581, establishing the Commission on Equity. The Commission on Equity is tasked with

  • Identifying and advancing opportunities that create a more welcoming community
  • Continuing critical conversations on race and equity
  • Seeking greater participation from underrepresented community members, and
  • Identify existing gaps and barriers which could prevent full participation in government and public policy.

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 serves 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 ordinance.

Commissioner TermExpiration
Thelma Jackson, Chair1st Term12-31-2024
Clifton (Cliff) Brown, Vice Chair1st Term12-31-2025
Anne Clay1st Term12-31-2024
Makieda Hart1st Term12-31-2024
Jonathan (Jon) Hegwood1st Term12-31-2025
Kim Sauer1st Term12-31-2025
Kristine Stolberg1st Term12-31-2025
Alanis Blackburn (Youth Representative)1st Term2021-2022 School Year

Commission on Equity meetings are held on the 4th Monday of the month at 5:30 pm via Zoom Video Conference.

Written 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 meeting.

Verbal Public Comment may be provided at the Commission on Equity meetings by:

  • In-Person – Please use the sign-up sheet located in the [Council Chambers or other conference room]
  • By Zoom – Please preregister using the Zoom link provided on the posted agenda or use the raise hand feature. Registration closes at [insert time—usually two hours before the meeting] on [insert meeting date].
  • By Phone – Please press *9

Accommodations

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. 

Department Contact
Shannon Kelley-Fong

Assistant City Manager

TEL: 360-491-3214

EMAIL: skelley@ci.lacey.wa.us

Department
City Manager

phone: 360-491-3214

Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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