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JULY 26, 2021
1. Call to Order
  1. Chair Duke called the meeting to order at 1:31 PM.
2. Roll Call
NOTE: One or more Commission Members may be in attendance telephonically or by other technological means.
DeAnn Wegwert - Vice Chair Mandy Gebler
Claire Hardi   
Marcela Pino joined at 1:34pm  
Christine Tucci  
Dan Duke - Chair  
Jean Toner  
3. Public Comment

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4. Approval of Minutes
A. Consideration and Approval of Minutes: Commission on Diversity Awareness Meeting of June 15, 2021.
Approve the minutes of the Commission on Diversity Awareness Meeting of June 15, 2021. 
  Chair Toner motioned for the June 15, 2021 minutes to be approved. Pino second motion. The motion passed unanimously. 
B. Consideration and Approval of Minutes: Commission on Diversity Awareness Special Meeting/Retreat of July 13, 2021.
Approve the minutes of the Commission on Diversity Awareness Special Meeting/Retreat of July 13, 2021. 
  Chair Duke motioned for the July 13, 2021 Special Meeting/Retreat minutes to be approved. The motion passed unanimously. 
5. Date of Next Meeting: August 17, 2021
  No concerns stated
6. Action Items
A. Chair and Vice Chair Appointment
Nominate and vote for Chair and Vice Chair positions. 
  • Commissioner Toner motioned for Vice Chair Wegwert to move into the Chair role given the Commission discussed the Vice Chair moving into the Chair role for continuity, Chair Duke second the motion, the motion passed unanimously. 
  • Vice Chair Wegwert nominated Commissioner Toner to the Vice-Chair role, Commissioner Toner accepted the nomination. The motion passed unanimously. 
7. Reports/Discussion Items
A. Proclamations Work Group Update 
Discuss any upcoming Proclamations for the Work Group to focus on. 
  • Hispanic Awareness Month September
  • By the August meeting the workgroup would like to have two Proclamations for the Commission to review. 
B. Recommendations to Council
Updates on Recommendations 

  1. Recommendation to the Flagstaff City Council for a city ordinance regarding equitable restroom availability - FAIR item for September 7th Council meeting. 
  2. Recommendation for Statement to Council on the US Capital insurrection - This was discussed by Council and no statement was made given it was too untimely.
  • Staff Liaison provided an update on the two recommendations.
  • Vice Chair Wegwert recommended a member of the Commission attend the September Council Meeting for support. Commissioner Toner volunteered to be present.
Recommendations for Consideration 

Anti Camping Ordinance This was listed as a FAIR item on Council's July 9th agenda. 
  • Commissioner Hardi asked the Commission to consider sending a recommendation to Council on this topic. 
  • Commissioner Toner requested to ask for Legal department advice on actions and suggested involving the Housing Commission on this topic.
  • Commissioner Hardi provided additional information on other cities that have appealed their Anti Camping Ordinance, related court cases and how this item came up as a FAIR.
  • Staff Liaison to send recording of Council meeting from July 9th FAIR to the Commission Members. 
  • Commissioner Toner asked for next steps, Vice Chair Wegwert recommended requesting to be on the Housing agenda, not public participation for August 26th.
  • Commissioner Toner supported a work group for this topic and offered to serve on this work group.  Commissioner Pino offered to serve on this workgroup also. Chair Duke requested to move this item to the next agenda item to review all items that will create workgroups.
C. Commission Priorities 
Review the list of priorities from the Retreat and discuss the next steps for each item including whether a work group should be formed and which Commission members will serve on the workgroup. 
  1. Criminal Justice conversation with Flag PD
  2. Conversation with DBA including literature to distribute
  3. Land Acknowledgment
  4. Civil Rights
  5. Involvement with the Renaming on the Peaks and Snowbowl expansion plans (Reserved time on the Indigenous Commission's August 12th agenda, meeting begins at 4:30pm) 
  • Vice Chair Wegwert recommended the Commission spend more time on this prior to going before the Indigenous Commission. Commissioner Toner agreed with this recommendation. 
  • Commissioner Toner suggested item #3 and #5 combine together for a workgroup. 
  • Commissioner Wegwert recommend the Commission establishes workgroups, Commissioner Wegwert and Commissioner Toner volunteered for the Land Acknowledgment and Renaming the Peaks workgroup. Chair Duke asked Commissioner Hardi to join the Anti Camping workgroup and Commissioner Hardi agreed.  Commissioner Pino volunteered for a workgroup prior to leaving the meeting at 2:30pm. Chair Duke volunteered for the Anti Camping work group. Commissioner Tucci volunteered for the Land Acknowledgment and Renaming the Peaks workgroup.
D. Diversity Survey
Update from Commissioner Toner on meeting with Parks and Recreation meeting regarding the Diversity Survey.
  Commissioner Toner provided an update on the meeting with the Recreation, Parks and Open Spaces Section Head and Recreation Manager. Commissioner Toner recommended leaving this as an agenda item to follow up on recruitment strategies, Community engagement, dynamic partnerships and other follow up from the Survey including recommendations to other groups.
8. Agenda for Future Meeting(s)
A. Partnerships/Presentations
Discuss potential presentations to Inclusive and Adaptive Living Commission, Indigenous Commission, 3 County Diversity Councils, NAU (Diversity Fellows), CCC
9. Adjourment
  Chair Duke adjourned the meeting at 3:00 PM.


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