Ad Hoc Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

The City of Irvine is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse and fully integrated cities in the country. With a population of more than 280,000 residents, the City has grown significantly since its incorporation in 1971. Many residents, businesses, and employees have selected Irvine to live and work because of its history of celebrating diversity, equity and inclusion. The City is committed to ensuring that every person living and working in our community is treated with fairness, and has access to equitable services and opportunities.

On January 26, 2021 the Irvine City Council passed the resolution reaffirming Irvine's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within our community. As such, the City of Irvine is taking steps to ensure we embrace and celebrate diversity in all aspects of our community and foster an environment that is inclusive of all cultures, backgrounds, races, and ethnicities.

Purpose:

  • The Ad Hoc Committee of City Council appointees will provide input on the needs of the community, and advise the City Council in meeting the specific goals outlined in the resolution

APPOINTMENTS BY CITY COUNCIL

Five (5) members at large are appointed by the City Council. Currently, the following individuals serve on the Committee:

  • Amil Aaron, Chair, Appointed by Mayor Khan
  • Rebekah Thomas, Co-Chair, Appointed by Vice Mayor Kim
  • Dr. Kevork Abazajian, Appointed by Councilmember Agran
  • Sidney Wu, Appointed by Councilmember Carroll
  • Yulan Chung, Appointed by Councilmember Kuo

Committee Five Focus Areas:

  1. City employment
  2. City contracting
  3. Hate crimes/incidents 
  4. City's diversity campaign
  5. Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

Resolutions and Initiatives: