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Port of Seattle hires first senior director for equity, diversity and inclusion
Groundbreaking role anchors plan to advance equity in all Port activities

WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2019

The Port of Seattle announced today that Bookda Gheisar will serve as the Port’s first Senior Director for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and lead the Port’s first ever Equity Department, beginning June 12.  Prior to joining the Port, Gheisar served as Policy Advisor for King County’s Office of Equity and Social Justice, in the office of King County Executive, Dow Constantine.

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Renton Airport manager named to Inclusion Task Force

FRIDAY, April 19, 2019

Harry Barrett, Jr., C.M., airport manager at Renton Municipal Airport has been named to the City of Renton Mayor’s Inclusion Task Force. The Task Force is a group of about 25 residents representing various communities in Renton.

"The city adopted an innovative approach to connect with the various ethnic, cultural, and other diverse community groups. In 2008, it created a network of community leaders to represent these groups and act as a liaison between their communities and the city.

A few years ago, this network evolved into the Mayor’s Inclusion Task Force, which currently includes over 30 individuals representing the following communities: African-Americans, Chinese-Americans, Indians, Sikhs, Somalis, Vietnamese, Sudanese, Filipino, Latinos, Ukrainians, LGBT, Senior, and Muslim faith groups. Renton elected officials also serve on the task force and the Mayor leads it." ~ Leah LaCavita, MRSC.ORG



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