Mission Statement

We stand as a catalyst for change by developing educational opportunities to foster understanding, awareness, and involvement.

From a human perspective diversity includes:
Race*gender*creed*age*lifestyle*national origin*disability*personality*educational background*processing style*thinking style*energy level*assertiveness level*weight and height*values*political views*marital status*goals & ambitions*likes & dislikes*social status*income level*tenure within an organization*level of position within an organization*geographic origin*management vs. union*rural vs. urban*etc.

Learn more about the Diversity Committee - download the Program Brochure.

Contact Information

Chair: Ms. Kandace K. Thomas, kthoma2@co.pierce.wa.us, 253.798.4205 

Meeting Notices

Diversity Committee meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month:

October meeting TBD at the Fall APWA Conference

Meeting location will be at the Pierce County conference room:

Tacoma Mall Office Building 
4301 South Pine Street
Tacoma, WA 98409

Call-in information will be made available prior to each meeting; please contact Kandace Thomas (see members list for contact information)

News Bulletins

Come see us at the Fall APWA Conference!

We will be at the Fall APWA Conference.  Stop by our booth  to learn more about the Diversity Committee. 

Come check out our fun new photo booth displays, take a fun selfie and play a round of putt-putt golf to enter a drawing for a cool diversity t-shirt, or purchase one for a friend.  All t-shirt proceeds are donated to the APWA scholarship fund.

The Diversity Committee will be hosting a panel discussion, please join us to learn more about increasing diversity within your organization. 

We can't wait to see you there!

Most Recent Meeting Notes

May 16, 2017
April 2017
March 21, 2017
February 22, 2017
January 17, 2017
August 18, 2015

Panel Presentations

2017 Spring - Recruiting a Diverse Workforce: Throwing Out the Labels
2016 Fall - Growing Diversity: Getting to the Root of Today's Generational Workforce
2015 Fall - Diversity vs. Mandate
2014 Fall - Workforce Diversity: Recruiting & Retaining a Diverse Workforce
2014 Spring - Diversity, Where Have We Been, Where Are We Now, Where Are We Going

Diversity Survey

Please take our on-line survey so we can learn more about what diversity means to APWA members and how the diversity committee can better assist you and your public works.

    Total Member : 21
  • Ms. Kandace K. Thomas
  • Mr. Medicine Bear Lone Warrior
  • Ms. Rosie T. Strom
  • Mr. Jeremy A. Ferguson
  • Mrs. Caroline E. Barlow
  • Mrs. Lauren J. Behm
  • Ms. Anna M. Bremmer, LEED AP
  • Ms. Maylin D. Clark
  • Mr. William W. Critz, PE
  • Mrs. Shannon M. Lambert, PE
  • Maryam Lynch-Tate
  • Ms. Anne-Marie Marshall-Dody, PWM
  • Mrs. Cynthia Ann McClelland, MS
  • Mrs. Cathy McKay
  • Mr. Matt Nienhuis
  • Mr. Jan E. Rosholt, PE, PWLF
  • Ms. Peg R. Staeheli, ASLA, LEED AP
  • Mr. Kenneth Patrick Witt
  • Ms. Thanh Jeffers
  • Ms. Anthea M. Aasen
  • Karen Guillermo

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