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 22 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

Monthly, 1st Wednesday, 6:30 PM
County Center, 26th Floor
Conference Room A & B
601 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa

Contact

Eli Rodriguez
Community Relations Liaison
County Center, 21st Floor
601 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 276-8622

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Members

Member Category Dates of Service
Ms. Sabrina Griffith African American 04/04/2018 -
08/31/2020*
Ms. Yvette Jones African American 04/05/2017 -
08/31/2019*
Mr. Terrence Kemple At-Large 11/15/2017 -
08/31/2019
Mr. Virgil Perry At-Large 08/17/2016 -
08/31/2020*
Ms. Angela Birdsong  Caribbean 01/24/2019 -
01/31/2021 
Mr. Sean Colin Caribbean 11/15/2017 -
08/31/2019
Mr. Alvin Jin Far East Asian 11/15/2017 -
08/31/2019
Ms. Nan Park Far East Asian 01/24/2019 -
01/31/2021
Mr. Matthew Chernesky Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender 04/04/2018 -
08/31/2020*
Ms. Marta Pearson Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender 09/01/2017 -
08/31/2019
Ms. Rosalia Smith Hispanic / Latino 01/24/2019 -
01/31/2021
Mr. Jermaine White Hispanic / Latino 09/01/2017 -
08/31/2019
Mr. Vijay Deshpande Indian Asian 09/01/2018 -
08/31/2019
  Indian Asian  
Ms. Reham Fared Middle Eastern 09/01/2017 -
08/31/2019
Mr. Majid Vasigh  Middle Eastern 01/24/2019 -
01/31/2021 
Ms. Conchita Burpee Native American 09/01/2017 -
08/31/2019
Native American  
Ms. Melissa Braswell  Northern & Southern European 01/24/2019 -
01/31/2021 
Mr. David McCallister Northern & Southern European 09/01/2017 -
08/31/2019
Ms. Jennifer Shiver People with Disabilities 08/17/2016 -
08/31/2019*
Ms. Shari Wilson
People with Disabilities 01/24/2019 -
01/31/2021