Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Commission


The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Commission is governed by a seven 7 member board and two (2) alternate members that are appointed by the Mayor.  Members serve a three (3) year term, except that of those first appointed, three shall serve for 3 years, three for 2 years, one for 1 year and the alternates will serve for 1 year.  Members must reside in the City of Westland and current City Officials or employees are not eligible for appointment.  The DEI Commission make up will be representative of the City’s diverse population.  The DEI Commission promotes, supports and advocates for the vision and values around diversity, equity and inclusion at all levels.  Identifies barriers to achieving greater diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusive environment and provides recommendations on how to overcome those barriers.  The DEI Commission is to work to create an equity and justice oriented organization, with the commission identifying specific activities to increase diversity and to incorporate antiracism principles across membership, leadership, staffing and contracting.


  • Derek Davis (Alternate)
    Term expires: October 30, 2024
  • Steven Thomas
    Term expires: October 30, 2023
  • Lena Nichols
    Term expires: October 30, 2023
  • Angela Rimmel
    Term expires: October 30, 2025
  • Ebonite Guyton
    Term expires: October 30, 2025
  • Sheree Conn
    Term expires: October 30, 2025
  • Arthur Warren
    Term expires: October 30, 2023
  • Patrick Quinn
    Term expires: October 30, 2024
  • Marcus English (Alternate)
    Term expires: June 20, 2024

Desired Skills

  • Municipal Law Background
  • Education Background
  • Human Resources / Diversity Background

Diversity Breakdown

The information provided in the charts below and under each individual Board or Commission was self reported and the City does not warrant the accuracy of the information.

Age Breakdown
Ethnicity Breakdown
DEI Commission Age BreakdownDEI Commission Ethnicity Breakdown
Gender Breakdown
Geography Breakdown
DEI Commission Gender BreakdownDEI Geography Breakdown


The DEI Commission meets quarterly, as needed.
View the Boards and Commission Calendar for meeting information.