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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.

Upcoming Diversity Advisory Council Meeting:

  • Wednesday, July 1, 2015
  • Saturday, July 25, 2015 DAC Summit @ USF
  • Wednesday, August 5, 2015
  • Wednesday, September 2, 2015
  • Wednesday, October 7, 2015
  • Wednesday, November 4, 2015
  • Wednesday, December 2, 2015
  • Saturday, April 16, 2016 tentative DAC community event

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

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 European
  • Southern European
  • People with Disabilities
  • At-Large (identification with a specific category not required)

Terms

Each term for a member is two years.

Member Category Dates of Service
Ms. Tonni Bacoat-Jones African American
Mr. Daenon Gault-Vasconez African American
Mr. Nestor Ortiz At-Large
Ms. Annie Thompson At-Large
Ms. Roxanne Bartley Caribbean
Mr. Francis Joseph Caribbean
Mr. Robert Chen Far East Asian
Mr. Hung Mai Far East Asian
Mr. Frank Roder Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender
Mr. Gary Howell Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender
Mr. David Chiriboga Hispanic/Latino
Ms. Lorena Hardwick Hispanic/Latino
Mr. Satish Sharma Indian Asian
Mr. Gamal Gasser Middle Eastern
Mr. Carlos Morgan Native American
Mr. Brad Avery Northern & Southern European
Mr. Terry Kemple Northern & Southern European
Ms. Becki Forsell People with Disabilities
Ms. Marcia Minutello People with Disabilities

Authority

Board of County Commissioner's Resolution R-12-113, adopted August 2, 2012.


Contact Information
Albert Coleman
Office of Community Affairs
813-276-2640
Contact by Email