Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Ad Hoc Committee

The newly formed Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Ad Hoc Committee will spend the next several months exploring ways to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in Allen. These areas emerged as key priorities of Council members during a strategic planning session in January 2021. Learn about Allen City Council's Strategic Plan.

If you have questions about this committee or its work, please email Assistant City Manager Rebecca Vice.


Meetings take place at 7 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month through November 2021. Meetings are held in the Allen City Hall Council Conference Room, 305 Century Parkway. View the City meeting calendar.


The 12-member committee is comprised of Allen residents charged to:

  1. Research community best practices to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion in Allen.
  2. Research partnership opportunities that may provide additional avenues to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in our community.
  3. Determine if there is a need for a permanent board focused on opportunities to promote unity in the community.
  4. Prepare and deliver a comprehensive report for Council consideration. The report should include a proposed action plan with timeline and priorities for each action proposed.
  5. Conclude by November and deliver report to Council at the November 23, 2021 Council meeting.


John Gain, Chair
Robert Boone, Vice Chair
Victoria Sublette
Ann Bargains
Alex Evans
Rodrigo Vizcaino
Nasima Chowdhury
Manita Moran
Hemen Patel
Mahmood A. Umer
Xi Breeding
Veronica Yost