Lacey Commission on Equity Invites the Public to a Black and African American Community Forum

The City of Lacey’s Commission on Equity (COE) will hold a Black and African American Community Forum on Tuesday, March 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the New Life Baptist Church, 7838 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey.

The COE continually seeks opportunities to gather input from BIPOC, seniors, youth, and other underrepresented community members. “The COE is interested in your thoughts, concerns, and recommendations for the City of Lacey,” stated COE chair, Cliff Brown. “Your feedback is vital to our work to make Lacey a more welcoming place to live, work, and play.”

“The Lacey area has become a very diverse community,” shared COE Commissioner Dr. Thelma Jackson. “With this diversity comes the need for intentional and deliberate strategies and outcomes for more equity and inclusion at all levels. This Community Forum provides an opportunity for Black and African American members of the City of Lacey, and its surrounding areas, to express concerns; raise issues; give compliments and criticisms; ask questions of interest to them; and be listened to by city officials in a comfortable and familiar setting. The input provided in this Forum will help the City of Lacey’s Commission on Equity in its efforts to be an effective advisory entity to the Lacey City Council and City staff in the development and adoption of public policies and programs that result in a more equitable and inclusive community for all its members to live and prosper in peace and harmony.”

To learn more about the City of Lacey’s COE and the Black and African American Community Forum, visit