Diversity Commission

Meetings

Regular meetings of the Diversity Commission are held on the third Tuesday of the month beginning at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend a meeting to learn more about the Commission.  

Members

  • Eslam Najjar, Chair
  • Carson Sprott, Vice Chair
  • Ken Carlson, Councilmember Appointee
  • Celia Chiang, Planning Commission Appointee
  • Nickan Fayyazi
  • David Hendrickson
  • Kesha Kitchrick
  • Eslam Najjar
  • Jazmin Perez
  • Brianna Shahvar

For commission, committee and board term dates, view the Local Appointments List.

Overview

The nine member commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council by making recommendations on accessibility, diversity, and inclusion. One member must be a City Councilmember; one member must be a commissioner from the Planning Commission, a minimum of four members must be residents of the city; and three of the members must be residents of the city or the owners or employees of a City-licensed business in Pleasant Hill.

Liaisons to other commissions with diversity subcommittees:

Chair Najjar - Commission on Aging
Commissioner Perez - Civic Action Commission
Vice Chair Sprott - Education Commissions

Mission, Vision, and Values

The Pleasant Hill Diversity Commission embraces diversity, ensures inclusion, and strives to generate a culture of belonging.  We welcome, support, celebrate, empower, educate, and respect every unique member of our community.  With these values, our city's families, schools, businesses, workforce, creativity,  innovation, and relationships will flourish to greater heights.   

These values shape the policies enacted through the Commission's community engagement.  They drive the events, the celebrations, and the open and free discussions the Commission supports to make sure every member of the Pleasant Hill community feels they belong.  

 These are more than just words to the Diversity Commission.  These principles are at the core of the city of Pleasant Hill, making us a community that is pleasant for all. 

The Commission welcomes your input and ideas. Please contact Staff Liaison Danielle Habr at (925) 671-5221 with questions or comments.