Equity Advisory Committee

On Nov. 3rd, the Ferndale City Council passed an ordinance creating the Equity Advisory Committee (EAC).

The EAC shall serve in an advisory capacity to the City of Ferndale and the City Council. All recommendations of the EAC shall be presented to the full Council.

The EAC will employ a continuous improvement approach to identify and recommend strategies and processes to:

A. Support the continued exploration of issues of equity and diversity through trainings andeducational opportunities for all city staff, elected officials, and relevant community partners to promote equity and diversity;

B. Attract and retain an increasingly diverse and well-qualified staff;

C. Embrace a diverse population;

D. Research ways to increase equity in regard to housing, land use, hiring, policing, mental health, transportation, accessibility, systemic poverty, aging populations, racial and non-racial cultural divisions, and more to implement policy-based solutions throughout day-to-day and long-range
planning.

Members shall be appointed upon the basis of demonstrated interest in, and knowledge and support of equity and diversity. Members of the public who have resided in Ferndale School District for at least one year are eligible to serve on the Committee.

Members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.

Members of the public wishing to serve can fill out an application and send it to City Clerk Susan Duncan. The application can be found by clicking here.

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