Diversity Advisory Board (DAB)

About DAB

The Diversity Advisory Board (DAB) exists to advise the City on diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies that strengthen relationships among communities of color, immigrants, and refugees, and with city government. The board is composed of 13 regular members who are appointed for three year terms and up to 3 alternates.

Group photo of 2018 Diversity Advisory Board members.

The DAB’s 2021 focus areas are: business development and recovery, support for vulnerable populations, and housing.

Interested in the Beaverton Night Market?

Learn more about the Beaverton Night Market, a special project of the Diversity Advisory Board.

Interested in the Cultural Inclusion Program?

Learn more about the Cultural Inclusion Program.

Regular Meetings

When?

Every second Monday of the month from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

Upcoming meetings: 1/10, 2/19 - board retreat, 3/14, 4/11, 5/9 6/13, 7/11, 8/8, 9/12, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12

Where?

Meetings are currently being held virtually

Join online:
https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1608392041?pwd=ZXBNdkRGN2F0S2F4RmdRcVhIMmwxUT09
Or by telephone at: (669) 254 5252;
Webinar ID: 160 839 2041,
Passcode: 365412

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available here prior to monthly meetings.

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Prior month's minutes are also available following board approval.

Most Recent Minutes | View All

Videos of previous meetings

Can I Participate?

Meetings are public, so please join us! Time for public comment is reserved on the agenda.

Watch the latest meeting

Videos of previous meetings

Board Purpose & Duties

  • Advise on outreach strategies to engage communities of color
  • Maintain and periodically revise the City’s DEI Plan
  • Provide a yearly review and feedback on the city’s annual implementation report on the DEI Plan
  • Promote efforts to involve residents from underrepresented communities on volunteer committees, boards, commissions, and NACs, and in seeking employment at the City
  • Promote the Board to the public, assist in activities to provide information about the Board to the public
  • Advise on methods so residents can better participate in decision-making
  • Advise on public information and materials to ensure they are culturally responsive and presented in understandable formats

Diversity Advisory Board Bylaws (updated 2021)

Additional Information

The selection process for new board members happens annually in the fall alongside the city’s other boards and commissions. Applications are accepted throughout the year but will only be reviewed for open vacancies after the application deadline in early October. For more information, please visit: Boards and Commissions Application Process