Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

On January 26, 2021, the Irvine City Council passed the resolution reaffirming Irvine's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the Irvine community and created the five-member Ad-Hoc DEI Committee to provide input on the needs of the community and advise the City Council in meeting its goals. In January 2022, the Irvine City Council directed the Ad-Hoc Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee to become a standing committee and expand its membership to seven committee members. Learn more about the DEI Committee below.

Purpose Committee Appointments Focus Areas
Resolutions & Initiatives Upcoming Meeting Agendas & Minutes Past Meetings & Agendas

Purpose:

  • The 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 are appointed by the City Council and two (2) members-at-large are selected through a public recruitment process and approved 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 Councilmember Kim
  • Noha Nour, D.D.S., Appointed by Councilmember Agran
  • Yulan Chung, Appointed by Vice Mayor Kuo
  • Dr. Surendra Sharma, Appointed by Councilmember Carroll
  • Mary Anne Foo, Member-At-Large
  • Betty Martinez Franco, Member-At-Large

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 & Initiatives:

HOW TO WATCH A LIVE MEETING:

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee meets monthly via Zoom. Community members may watch the meeting and provide questions via the Zoom Q&A function. Click here to join the meeting. 

HOW TO CONNECT TO ZOOM WEB-CONFERENCE BY TELEPHONE:

To join from your phone, dial 669-900-6833. When prompted use the below Meeting ID and Passcode.

Meeting ID: 890 0987 4246
Passcode: 181779

TECHNICAL SUPPORT PRIOR TO AND DURING THE MEETING:

For technical assistance before and during the meeting, please call 949-724-6078.

Past  Agendas & Meetings: