Diversity Advisory Board (DAB)

Get Involved

Currently recruiting board members to serve 1 to 3 year terms starting in January 2018. 

Deadline to apply is Monday, October 2, 2017.


The Diversity Advisory Board (DAB) exists to advise the Mayor and City Council on equity and inclusion strategies that strengthen connections among diverse communities living in Beaverton and with the city government. The board is composed of 13 members who are appointed for three year terms.Photo of Members of Diversity Advisory Board.

Of Note ...

The Diversity Advisory Board is currently recruiting new members for 2018. Learn more and apply

The 2017 Beaverton Night Markets were a huge success again this year! The Diversity Advisory Board would like to thank all of the vendors, performers, staff and volunteers for their tremendous support.

Year 2 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan Report Release The DAB released an open letter in November 2016 reaffirming Beaverton as a welcoming and inclusive community committed to creating a safe environment for all.

Regular Meetings


Every second Monday of the month from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Meeting dates for 2017: Jan 21, Feb 13, Mar 13, Apr 10, May 8, Jun 12, Jul 10, Aug 14, Sep 11, Oct 16, Nov 13, Dec 11


Beaverton City Hall
Council Chambers, 1st Floor
12725 SW Millikan Way
Beaverton OR 97005

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available here prior to monthly meetings.
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Prior month's minutes are also available following board approval.
Most Recent Minutes | View All

Can I Participate?

Meetings are public, so please join us! Time for public comment is reserved on the agenda.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Plan

The DAB has accepted the following definitions for their work:

Diversity is the variation of social and cultural identities among people existing together in a defined setting.

Equity is when everyone has access to the opportunities necessary to satisfy their essential needs, advance their well-being and achieve their full potential.

Inclusion means that everyone can participate and everyone belongs.

Diversity Equity Inclusion Plan
DEI Plan Year 2 Accomplishments Report DEI Plan Year 1 Accomplishments Report

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan highlights the following 8 key areas:
  • Language Access
  • Economic Opportunity
  • City Practices
  • Family Support
  • Infrastructure and Livability
  • Community Center
  • Public Safety
  • Health and Wellness

Board Purpose & Duties

  • Advise the City on diversity and equity strategies that strengthen connections among diverse community groups and with city government
  • Assist the City with the generation and implementation of outreach strategies to encourage and foster the participation of Beaverton’s diverse ethnic community members with City government
  • Work with residents, staff and elected officials to develop a diversity, equity and inclusion plan that embraces the City’s goal to build a welcoming and friendly community
  • Promote the City’s efforts to be inclusive of ethnic communities and sponsor opportunities for residents to become more involved on City volunteer committees, boards, commissions, and neighborhood associations, as well as seek employment
  • Make recommendations to the City Council for widespread and ongoing diverse public involvement and to assist the City Council by advising on methods by which Beaverton residents can better participate in the decision-making process
  • Advise the City on public information and materials to ensure they are culturally competent and presented in understandable formats
  • Perform other related duties as directed by the Mayor or the City Council
DAB Ordinance & By-laws Diversity Advisory Board Ordinance and Bylaws

Additional Information

The selection process for new board members happens annually in the fall alongside the city’s other boards and commissions. Applications are accepted throughout the year but will only be reviewed for open vacancies after the application deadline in early October. For more information, please visit: Boards and Commissions Application Process