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Bothell DEI Task Force Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Billy Anders
42:30
Are we at 7 today?
Jessica Chung
43:07
There are 12 people on the call today
Andrew Nelson
43:37
No, I just figured it would be 7 because there's 7 City Council members and on The Landmarks Board there are 7 positions.
Andrew Nelson
43:58
But of course more than 7 is ideal, I didn't know Parks had 9 positions
Heena Ahmed
44:54
Also, one more insight - I hope the DEI members are oriented in the concepts of DEI and some courses we can do - so that our capacities are built as well.
Christine.Disnute
45:19
Don't count me!
Billy Anders
45:42
Chanin, stop trying to get rid of me!😄
Jessica Chung
45:59
I agree, Heena. If we are going to formalize this committee as a board, we should consider what the onboarding process should include, including training
Chanin Kelly-Rae
46:40
😂 Never Billy!!
Arra Rael (She/Her)
47:36
I absolutely agree as well, DEI trainings and workshops should be a core part of being a part of a commission. The city of Lynnwood has a 3 year term for their DEI commission and 7 members, just as an example
Heena Ahmed
48:02
Thanks Jessica. I agree with training. Its a win-win for every one on board - we as the Committee will get engagement with each other and also training on DEI.
Heena Ahmed
48:18
As the City will get insights into us.
Heena Ahmed
48:51
*and
Scott Walker (he/ambivalent)
49:13
I have had some training, including a bit for my new job but can always use a refresher.
Scott Walker (he/ambivalent)
52:52
I also vote for 18-24 months and I would have signed up if it had been that.
Billy Anders
53:08
I think you all will be surprised at how people will roll off or simply become inactive when it comes to volunteer committees more naturally than you might think. I don't know if worrying about 18 vs 24 months is yet a real problem.
Christine.Disnute
53:31
Will there be Commission or Board Chair?
Heena Ahmed
53:55
I would vote for 18-24 months as well. I would prefer rolling basis on-boarding. I vote for orientation trainings for the Committee members or online courses that we can take BEFORE we show up for the first meeting.
Scott Walker (he/ambivalent)
53:57
Heh, good point. That does happen when work need to be done
Billy Anders
58:44
There is an advantage to having more people (than fewer), as each person has passions that will motivate their involvement in certain projects vs others. We can do more with a good sized group -- where we know not everyone will continuously engage on everything for the entire duration.
Heena Ahmed
01:04:16
We need to keep funding in mind as well when we think of the size of the Committee
Heena Ahmed
01:04:41
It should be a reasonable number so that the governmentnment can afford it.
Jessica Chung
01:04:56
An example:I've been in a group of 12 where we had 5 sub-committees and even though everyone committed to at least one sub-committee, it was a real stretch We just downsized to three committees and it's so much better
Jessica Chung
01:06:03
I'm open to a much larger board as well
Jessica Chung
01:06:22
I really like Tamara's idea of stipends for specific members
Scott Walker (he/ambivalent)
01:06:49
That does makes sense, kind of like how I don't need the money from jury duty but someone else might.
Scott Walker (he/ambivalent)
01:10:13
I need to help bring in groceries so I'm turning the video off but I am still listening on the headphones
Tamara Wood (she/her)
01:10:57
I like the opt in/out option
Heena Ahmed
01:11:12
I agree with the opt in/opt out as well.
Scott Walker (he/ambivalent)
01:13:35
That is super cool of you to be the stipend pass through like that.
Billy Anders
01:17:30
I like Heena's non monetary ideas.
Chanin Kelly-Rae
01:18:12
Boards and commissions are older, whiter, and middle class to upper class financially in general.
Scott Walker (he/ambivalent)
01:31:16
I guess that's not my internet
Andrew Nelson
01:32:59
I'd love the training!
Heena Ahmed
01:33:19
I am definitely up for this training. Thank you so much Chanin for gifting us your valuable time :)
Jessica Chung
01:33:27
Love this idea
Scott Walker (he/ambivalent)
01:33:33
+1 and thank you
Heena Ahmed
01:33:34
I really appreciate the gesture :)
Jessica Chung
01:37:04
I think it should be a public meeting
Heena Ahmed
01:37:09
Agree.
Chanin Kelly-Rae
01:39:13
The major difference between this body and staff is that the public body would be assigned staff to coordinate.
Chanin Kelly-Rae
01:41:03
There isn't a ZOOM link for the public because this isn't a publicly accessible meeting.
Jessica Chung
01:41:53
I wasn't talking about this group in terms of finding the zoom link but the other board that I am part of that is a public meeting
Chanin Kelly-Rae
01:44:10
Thanks for that clarification Jessica.
Chanin Kelly-Rae
01:44:16
😎
Jessica Chung
01:44:27
yes, I'm sorry if I misspoke
Scott Walker (he/ambivalent)
01:44:44
I am
Jessica Chung
01:44:58
Yes, I would like more information
Billy Anders
01:45:01
Happy and supportive of both of the those flags flying.
Andrew Nelson
01:45:10
Yes I'm definitely going! We did it for the 1st time last year, I love the idea!
Jace Branca
01:45:14
I definetly would like to participate
Chanin Kelly-Rae
01:45:47
I'll make sure to forward the email and information along.
Jace Branca
01:45:50
do you have an idea of who will raise the flag?
Andrew Nelson
01:46:32
I like the idea of people in the LGBTQ+ community each having a couple cranks to raise the flag
Heena Ahmed
01:46:58
I am in Delhi, but good luck! :)
Jace Branca
01:47:08
me as-well, that was going to be my followup question!
Andrew Nelson
01:47:42
Last year it was Mayor Thompson, and Rosemary McAulliffe a former councilor (This is in respect to who raised the flag last year.)
Scott Walker (he/ambivalent)
01:48:15
yay
Billy Anders
01:50:32
Thank you and enjoy your weekend, everyone.