Diversity Advisory Council

This Council works to facilitate communication between County government and its diverse populations, addressing matters related to diversity that are important to everyone.

Membership:

The membership of this Council shall be appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and will be comprised of 24 members, two representatives from each of the following categories:

  • African American
  • Caribbean
  • Far East Asian
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Indian Asian
  • Middle Eastern
  • Native American
  • Northern & Southern European
  • People with Disabilities
  • At-Large (identification with a specific category not required)

Terms:

Each term for a member is two years.

Authority

Board of County Commissioner's Resolution R-12-113, adopted August 2, 2012. Amended by R16-009 extending, concluding, and staggering certain terms of appointment.

Meetings:

All meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. Meeting Location: County Center, 26th Floor, Conference Room A & B 601 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa

Meeting Schedule, Agendas & Recaps   Strategic Plan

Meeting Videos with Captions  Rules of Order

Members:

Member Category Dates of Service
Ms. Yvette Jones African American 04/05/2017 -
08/31/2019*
Mr. James Tokley, Sr. African American 08/2017/2016 -
08/31/2018
Mr. Xolani Kacela At-Large 09/01/2017 -
08/31/2019
Mr. Terrence Kemple At-Large 11/15/2017 -
08/31/2019
Mr. Sean Colin Caribbean 11/15/2017 -
08/31/2019
Ms. Edelyn Verona Caribbean 11/15/2017 -
08/31/2018
Mr. Alvin Jin Far East Asian 11/15/2017 -
08/31/2019
Ms. Ming Anh Nguyen Far East Asian 02/01/2017 -
08/31/2018
Ms. Kaitlin Connolly Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender 04/05/2017 -
08/31/2018
Ms. Marta Pearson Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender 09/01/2017 -
08/31/2019
Ms. Patti Sanchez Hispanic / Latino 08/17/2016 -
08/31/2018
Mr. Jermaine White Hispanic / Latino 09/01/2017 -
08/31/2019
Mr. Kamal Patel Indian Asian 08/17/2016 -
08/31/2018
Indian Asian
Ms. Reham Fared Middle Eastern 09/01/2017 -
08/31/2019
Mr. Raed Khawaja Middle Eastern 08/17/2016 -
08/31/2018
Ms. Conchita Burpee Native American 09/01/2017 -
08/31/2019
Native American  
Mr. David McCallister Northern & Southern European 09/01/2017 -
08/31/2019
Ms. Lynnette Stine Northern & Southern European 08/17/2016 -
08/31/2018
Mr. Virgil Perry People with Disabilities 08/17/2016 -
08/31/2018
Ms. Jennifer Shiver People with Disabilities 08/17/2016 -
08/31/2019*