Pursuant to Parkville Municipal Code Chapter 154, the Parkville Diversity and Inclusion Commission acts in an advisory capacity to provide special insight into matters of equity, diversity and inclusion and to provide a foundation for open and respectful dialogue. The Commission makes recommendations to the mayor and Board of Alderman to promote community awareness and education on the value of diversity to the community; promote equity on the basis of economic status, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, marital status, physical or mental disability, familial status, sexual orientation and gender identity; to evaluate and develop actionable equity recommendations to be used to examine and strengthen policies, practices, services and programs; to promote responsiveness of government to concerns of people that may be subject to bias or discrimination in the community; to encourage the creation and continuation of community equity, diversity and inclusion awareness efforts, programs and activities that are available and accessible to all community members; and to address ad hoc requests related to diversity and inclusion from the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
The Commission consists of five members who serve staggered, three-year terms:
- Amy Barr
- Vince Carlisle
- Rondale Dunn
- Mahnaz Shabbir
- Rhonda Weimer
- Brian Whitley, Parkville Board of Aldermen Liaison