Rowlett Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission

Meetings

  • 7:30 pm
  • Third Wednesday of each month
  • City Hall Municipal Building
    City Hall Conference Room
    4000 Main St.
    Rowlett, TX 75088
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Agendas

Agendas are available prior to the meetings.

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Minutes

Minutes are also available following approval.

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Many archived documents are now available via this website. Agendas and minutes prior to 2008 are located in Laserfiche, a document imaging program used by the City for archived records. Instructions (PDF) are also provided.

Members

The Rowlett Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission is comprised of eleven regular members appointed by the City Council who serve staggered two-year terms and three alternate members appointed by the City Council annually.

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  1. Elise Bowers

    Neighborhood Life

  2. City Manager's Office

    Physical Address
    4000 Main St.
    Rowlett, TX 75088

    Phone: 972-412-6113
    Fax: 972-412-6279


Member Position Term Ending
Jerry Hickman Regular September 30, 2021
Michael Hernandez Regular September 30. 2021
Denise Younge Regular September 30, 2021
Alena Jefferson-Shelbia Regular September 30, 2022
Diana Moore, Vice Chair Regular September 30, 2022
April Wise Regular September 30, 2021
Phaleria Hollins Regular September 30, 2022
Ryan Khalil Regular September 30, 2021
Bonnie Martinez Regular September 30, 2022
Cynthia Manning Regular September 30, 2022
JoAnna Phalen Regular September 30, 2022
Michelle Stoute-Smith Alternate September 30, 2021
Susan Urrutia Alternate September 30, 2021
Terrence Kessee Alternate September 30, 2021

Board Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities of the Rowlett Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission include providing creative ideas and feedback from the community on how to proactively engage all of the diverse groups in Rowlett, as well as serve as a sounding board for proposed public policy.

Mission
The Rowlett Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission exists to provide creative ideas and feedback to proactively engage Rowlett’s diverse population. We aspire to enhance the community by celebrating and fostering mutual respect, integrity, and fairness. We seek to engage with others in a deliberate and collaborate effort to enrich the vibrant culture of Rowlett.

Time Commitment

The Rowlett Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission has 12 meetings per year.

Become a Member

Are you looking for ways to give back to the community? If so, we have a spot for you! We’re looking for committed residents willing to volunteer a few hours of their time each month to serve on a board or commission. Applications are available in the City Secretary’s Office in the City Hall Municipal Center at 4000 Main Street. Completed applications can be dropped off at the City Secretary’s Office, faxed to 972-412-6118 or emailed to the City Secretary’s Office.