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.

Meeting Notices

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

October meeting TBD at the Fall APWA Conference
November 17, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m.
December 15, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m.
January 19, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m.

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 2015 Fall APWA Conference!

We will be at the 2015 Fall APWA Conference in Yakima.  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 put-put 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

8/18/2015 Meeting 

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 : 3
  • Ms. Kandace K. Thomas
  • Mr. Medicine Bear Lone Warrior
  • Ms. Rosie T. Strom

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