April 19th, 2023
             1:30 P.M.
1. Call to Order
  Chair Toner calls the meeting to order.
2. Roll Call
Jean Toner, Chair
Mandy Martinez-Gebler, Vice Chair
Sara Jarvis
Bethany Camp
Carolyn Kidd
Marcela Pino
Angelica Sanchez
Mission Statement and Land Acknowledgment


A commission to foster support, respect, awareness and appreciation of diversity among all citizens of Flagstaff.

The Commission on Diversity Awareness humbly acknowledges the ancestral homelands of this area’s Indigenous nations and original stewards. These lands, still inhabited by Native descendants, border mountains sacred to Indigenous peoples. We honor them, their legacies, their traditions, and their continued contributions. We celebrate their past, present, and future generations who will forever know this place as home.
  Commissioner Jarvis reads the Land Acknowledgement and Chair Toner reads the Mission Statement.
4. Upcoming Opportunities and Announcements
  Chair Toner informs the group of the History of Pride Flagstaff panel on April 24th at 6 pm at the Fourth street library.
5. Public Comment

The Commission cannot act upon items presented during the Public Participation portion of the Agenda. Individual Commission members may ask questions of the public but are prohibited by the Open Meeting Law from discussion or considering the item among themselves until the item is officially placed on the Agenda. Each public comment or presentation will be limited to five (5) minutes.
6. Approval of Minutes: March 22, 2023
  Commissioner Pino motions to approve the minutes. Commissioner Camp seconds the motion. The minutes are approved unanimously.
7. Date of Next Meeting: May 17, 2023
8. Action Items
A. Municipal Equity Index Report: Discussion update on recent report.
  Chair Toner confirms a copy of the report was sent out to the group.
B. Jenna Ortega, Sustainability Analyst City of Flagstaff to give presentation on the federal EPA Grant Opportunity on Resilience Hub Concepts.
  Jenna Ortega gives a presentation on the Federal EPA Grant opportunity and answers questions from the group. Chair Toner requests to discuss ways to support Sustainability grant development as an agenda item next month.
C. Update on Juneteenth. Report from Bethany Camp
  Commissioner Camp updates the group letting them know she met with the Indigenous commission and they are supportive of Juneteenth. Chair Toner will be sending out meeting invites for April 28th for anyone who would like to join a collaborative meeting with the Indigenous Commission regarding the day after Thanksgiving holiday.
D. Kerry Grimm to share information on understanding wildfire communication tools and Environmental Justice communities.
  Kerry Grim gives a presentation on wildfire communication tools and answers questions from the group.
E. Discussion of formal efforts for the women’s right commission.
  Commissioner Kidd asks for the historical background involving past ideas for the Women’s Rights Commission. Chair Toner mentions she will draft information on the commission for next months meeting.
9. Reports/Discussion Items:
Future Priorities: Landlord education for Anti base education. Ask Ismael if he can presentation for May 17th, 2023, possible downtown business alliance: Downtown Business Alliance Commission Work Group to give update on plan to address current issues and opportunities by Downtown Business Alliance

  Commissioner Kidd recommends moving on from this agenda item after several unresponsive attempts at communication.

The group discusses possible ways to move forward with Ishmael’s request to advance on anti-bias training in regard to housing. Staff Liaison Lisa Keita suggests putting a link to educational resources on the commission’s website. The group agrees to move forward with this suggestion and forms a work group to work on this matter. Commissioner Camp and Commissioner Kidd volunteer to be apart of this work group. Lisa Keita also mentions this will be on next months agenda for discussion.
A. Proclamations
i. Proclamations Work Group Update:
  1. Proclamations Committee
    1. Update provided by Carolyn Kidd, Bethany Camp, Mandy Gebler
    2. AAPI: Review Final Draft with Commission.

  The group agrees to move forward with the draft of the proclamation. Chair Toner motions to accept the proclamation, Commissioner Camp seconds the motion. The group agrees unanimously.
ii. Updates from Staff Liaison:
  1. Updates from Staff Liaison- Staff Liaison will give any potentials updates on city council meeting.
  Councilperson House informs the group that Council has decided to move forward with letter of support for renaming of Agassiz Peak.
B. Recommendations to Council (updates and future items).
Anti-Camp Ordinance review of data for move to another committee.
  Commissioner Pino confirms there is an undergrad student at NAU in criminal justice to take over this research, they are currently looking for a graduate student to accompany them in this research.
C. Current Commission Priorities: Darrell Marks and Youth Group to present update presentation on the Renaming Peaks
D. Work group list
E. Collaboration with library pride panel/history update on project.
F. Women’s Calendar Report
  Lisa Keita will schedule another meeting for follow up and approval has been received to add information to website. Commissioner Camp asks to add a resource page to the website.
10. Agenda for Future Meeting(s)
Discussion on Commemorative Flag update from Rose Toehe to collaborate with CODA and other community groups to develop a flag that would help represent the African American community for Black History Month better than the current representing flag does. Also, to discuss future opportunities for flag representation of community groups.
  No current updates.
11. Adjourment
  Chair Toner adjourns the meeting at 3:02 pm.


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