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.