Mayor's Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council


The vision of the Council is that Lansing will be a model diverse and inclusive municipality. the missions of the Council shall be to provide expertise, resources and support for the following work streams to enable a realization of the vision:

  • Developing and recommending a diversity and inclusion management plan to the Mayor.
  • Making recommendations on employee training and education on diversity and inclusion, including the identification of core competencies employees should have to achieve the Vision.
  • Serving as a resource to the Mayor on matters related to Lansing becoming a model diverse and inclusive municipality.
  • Sponsoring and organizing employee events to celebrate diversity and inclusion in a manner that is consistent with the Vision.
  • Developing and recommending ongoing diversity and inclusion plan, performance measures, and best practices.
  • Studying and developing proposed additions, deletions, or modifications to his Charter.


  • 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
  • The 2nd Thursday of each month
  • St. Casimir Church
    815 Sparrow Ave.
    Lansing, MI 48910
Note: The March 12th meeting at St. Casmir Church has been cancelled. Monthly meetings will resume in April at Sparrow.

March 12th Safe Encounters Community Conversation Information

Link to Agendas & Minutes
Link to Mayor's Amended Charter


The current list of members is as follows:
  • Randy Watkins (Chair)
  • Feliz Rodriguez (Vice-Chair)
  • Clara Martinez (Secretary)
  • Jason Peek
  • Lori Simon
  • Manuel Delgado
  • Mark Eagle
  • Nikki Phan
  • Samara Morgan
  • Tyler Hitchcock
  • William Lugger
  • Yesenia Murillo
  • Ashlee Willis
  • Staff Contact

Bishop David Maxwell
Director of Community Faith-Based Initiatives

To Contact The Board