Sign In

Questions and Comments

Do you have a question or comment for the Diversity, Inclusion & Civil Rights advisory board? You can email them at

What We Do

The purpose of the Diversity, Inclusion and Civil Rights Advisory Board is to nurture organizational development to create a culture that values intrinsic diversity, civil rights and inclusion in services, programs and policies by identifying and addressing discrimination and barriers to diversity, inclusion and civil rights, and initiating equitable strategies to connect the City of Wichita with community partners.

Specific duties shall include:

  • Making recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on strategies to engage Wichita's diverse residents, business and community leaders.
  • Working with residents, staff, and elected officials to develop, update and implement a strategic plan that guides the work of the Wichita’s Diversity, Inclusion and Civil Rights Advisory Board.
  • Promoting the work of the Diversity, Inclusion and Civil Rights Advisory Board through collaborations, presentations and other community outreach and initiatives.
  • Serving as a conduit for community engagement, education and gathering input that will influence the development of recommendations presented to the Mayor and City Council.

Terms of office and removal.

Diversity, Inclusion and Civil Rights Advisory Board terms shall commence April 1st and expire March 31st. The maximum term of all members shall be not more than four terms. A term is equal to two years of service. 

The minimum number of members of the Diversity, Inclusion and Civil Rights Advisory Board shall be seven (7) members. 

In the Board’s first year, appointments shall be limited to a total of 11 individuals, seven of whom will be the individual appointments of the Mayor and Council Members pursuant to Section 3 and four of whom will be at-large appointments by the Mayor from the groups identified in Section 3(a-l), all of which are to be approved by the City Council. These will be considered a partial term during the development of the Board. The first full term will commence April 1, 2022, through March 31, 2024.

Apply to become a Board Member

​Board Member Roster

​Member Name
​Email Appointed By
​Valerie White
Email Valerie White
​Council District I
Kari Rinker
Email Kari Rinker ​
​Council District II
​Ian Demory
Email Ian Demory
​Council District III
​Tabitha Margaret Lehman
Email Tabitha Margaret Lehman
​Council District IV
Ang​ela Breer
Email Angela Breer
​Council District V
​Renee Carrion
Email ​Renee Carrion
​Council District VI
Veronica Gillette
​ Email Veronica Gillette
​Pamela Myrtis Hughes Mason
Email ​Pamela Myrtis Hughes Mason

Rob Egan
Email Rob Egan​
​Jennifer Brehon
Email Jennifer Brehon


The monthly standing meeting will occur the 3rd Tuesday at 5:30pm located in the 2nd floor Conference Room of the Advanced Learning Library -- 711 West 2nd St N. The next meeting will be June 21, 2022. The Committee meets virutally and in-person. Below is the Zoom ​information for those who wish to attend:​

    • Meeting ID: 839 1305 0806
    • Password: 672540

Upcoming Agendas & Presentations

expand Year : 2023 ‎(9)
expand Year : 2022 ‎(14)
expand Year : 2021 ‎(8)


expand Year : 2023 ‎(6)
expand Year : 2022 ‎(14)
expand Year : 2021 ‎(7)