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Staff Representative: 

Uriel Varela Jr. 


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Role of the Cultural Communities Board

To increase engagement, integration, and access to city services for all cultural communities in Kent.   

Board Composition and Skills

  • Board members serve one-year terms, renewable upon the approval of the Mayor and City Council.
  • Actively participate and speak up about the issues facing cultural communities
  • Work respectfully with people from all cultures
  • Possess skills that allow them to work on solutions to issues that affect their community as well as other cultural communities
  • Have the social connections that allow them to serve as linkages between the city and various cultural communities  

Meeting Schedule

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Board Members 

Rand Al Hammadi
Marvin Eckfeldt
Yusuf Bashir Norma Maldonado
 Davies Chirwa  Mizanur Rahman
 Sara Franklin-Phillips (Chair)
Lelei Masina
 Taffy Johnson
Oleg Pynda

Tanya Medina (Vice-Chair)

Vaivao Semisi- Tupou
Caitlin Konya Ayat Murad
Padiet Thoa


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