Commission on Access, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

 

 

About

About the Commission on Access, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (CADEI)

The Commission serves to represent and reflect issues of economic, social and cultural interest for Medford’s growing multicultural community.  

The duties of the Commission shall include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Identify and voice concerns about issues which affect the multicultural community.
  • Develop positive forums for multicultural community members.
  • Encourage a culturally diverse and competent force of elected and appointed City officials and employees.
  • Support channels of communication between the multicultural community and City officials.
  • Provide the Mayor and City Council opportunities to speak with the multicultural community and hear its concerns.
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the Mayor and City Council.

 

 

 

 

 

Members

 

Name

Title

Term End

Bonnie Barasch      Staff Liaison       
Vance Beach Commissioner      1/31/2024
Rosemary Jernigan      Commissioner 1/31/2024
Debra Lee Commissioner 1/31/2023
Liz Littleton Recording Secretary       
Rani Passey Commissioner 1/31/2024
Krystal Stone Commissioner 1/31/2022
Marta Tarantsey Commissioner 1/31/2022
Rose Velasquez Commissioner 1/31/2023

Meetings

Meetings are typically held the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:00pm in the Alba Room of City Hall, located at 411 W. 8th Street.

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Medford Municipal Code 2.437 - Multicultural Commission

2.437 Multicultural Commission

(1) The City Council establishes the Multicultural Commission to represent and reflect issues of economic, social and cultural interest for Medford's growing multicultural community.

(2) The Multicultural Commission shall consist of seven members.  The members shall be appointed by the Mayor and City Council for terms of three years, except that two of the initial members shall be appointed for terms of two years to assure that all appointments do not expire at the same time.

(3) The Multicultural Commission shall adopt rules of procedure, as necessary, and shall by resolution establish either a regular meeting date or rules of procedure under which meetings may be called.

(4) The Multicultural Commission shall act as an advisor to the City Council on all matters affecting the multicultural community of the City of Medford.

(5) The duties of the Multicultural Commission are: 

(a) Identify and voice concerns about issues which affect the multicultural community.

(b) Develop positive forums for multicultural community members.

(c) Encourage a culturally diverse and competent force of elected and appointed City officials and employees.

(d) Support channels of communication between the multicultural community and City officials.

(e) Provide the Mayor and City Council opportunities to speak with the multicultural community and hear its concerns.

(f)  Other duties as may be assigned by the Mayor and City Council. 

(6) Two years from the date of adoption of Section 2.437, the City Council shall review the performance of the Multicultural Commission.

[Added Ord. No. 2000-57, April 6, 2000; Amd. Ord. No. 2002-19, Feb. 7, 2002; Amd. Sec. 4, Ord. No. 2010-81, Apr. 15, 2010; Amd. Sec. 7, Ord. No. 2012-157, Oct. 4, 2012; Amd. Sec. 5, Ord. No. 2013-003, Jan. 3, 2013.]