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Committee on Multicultural Affairs Holds First Meeting

The committee wishes to help strengthen the relationship between minority communities and city government.  

Photo Credit: City of Orlando

The inaugural meeting of the Mayor's Committee on Multicultural Affairs happened last week. Its creation came out of the development of the city’s Trust Act Policy and Resolution, passed in July 2018, to foster continued, ongoing collaboration with the local multicultural community. 

The committee will help the city further the following goals:

  1. Explore ideas and identify new opportunities to continue enhancing the engagement and strengthening the relationship between minority communities and city government.  

  2. Ensure greater integration and collaboration with multicultural communities.  

  3. Further ensure, as a community, that the diverse needs of residents continue to be met.

  4. Ensure all residents feel welcomed, respected and accepted.  

The recently appointed committee is comprised of 17 community leaders that represent diversity in race, gender, age, religious beliefs, national origin, cultural background, profession, sexual orientation and gender identity:

  1. Yog Melwani, Chair

  2. Gaby Ortigoni, Vice Chair

  3. Sherry Parramore, Secretary

  4. Rasha Mubarak

  5. Miguel Kaled

  6. Ben Friedman

  7. Melissa Marantes

  8. Jim Coffin

  9. Coco Johnson

  10. Rev. Dr. Rolus Frazier

  11. Dr. Marie Jose Francois

  12. Christopher Cuevas

  13. Sandi Vidal

  14. George Wallace

  15. Wendy Doromal

  16. Esteban Garces

  17. Madeliene Francois

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