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City of Ukiah Equity and Diversity Committee

As a part of the City's ongoing effort to reflect the diversity of the community we serve, to integrate equitable public service, and promote opportunity for all individuals and groups, the Ukiah City Council established an eleven (11) member Equity and Diversity Standing Committee and tasked the Committee with the development of an Equity Action Plan.

The Equity and Diversity Committee provides an efficient and effective mechanism to ensure extensive ongoing engagement from the diversity of demographic groups present within the City of Ukiah, successful plan development and implementation, and to provide a process for plan oversight, review, and updates as necessary.

How to
Get Involved

Join Our Meetings! – The Committee meets every 4th Wednesday of the month from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Committee Contact - Traci Boyl

Management Analyst to the City Manager's Office
(707) 467-5720
tboyl@cityofukiah.com

Who Are We?

Juan Orozco
Councilmember
Josefina Dueñas
Councilmember
Denise Gorny
Representing Persons with Lived Experience of Poverty
Xochilt Morales de Martinez
Representing Persons with Physical or Mental Disabilities
Daren Jackson
Representing Persons from the LGBTQA Community
Les Marston
Representing Native American Tribes and Communities in Mendocino County
Susan Stern
Representing Persons from the Hispanic/Latino Community
L. Jani Sheppard
Representing Persons of Color
Troyle Tognoli
Representing Youth 21 Years and Younger
Corinne Jones
Representing Seniors 65 Years or Older
Sonu Upadhyay
Representing Persons Whose Primary Language is not English

“I joined the committee in the hope that we could promote and foster a better understanding of our diverse community and how this diversity enriches our lives.” -Denise Gorny

“I deeply admire and acknowledge the resiliency of marginalized communities. My goal is to be a conduit for change as we re-imagine and reinvent a visible working model of equity, inclusion and diversity in the Ukiah Valley.” Troyle Tognoli