Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Mission Statement

The mission of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee (DEI) is to support and foster these three core values in our community. The committee is designed to serve as an advisory group to provide guidance to local governing bodies, boards and committees on diversity-related issues, discourage prejudices and discrimination, and encourage unity in our community.

Committee Goals

  • Provide a welcoming environment by encouraging cooperation among all residents and groups through community awareness and outreach.
  • Review and provide feedback that could improve our existing town policies, practices and procedures.
  • Facilitate discussions/ forums for town residents about issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Seek out and suggest opportunities/programs/activities that promote diversity, equity and inclusion in our community.

Committee Membership

The DEI shall consist of up to 11 members with each member appointed by the Select Board.  These members will include one liaison each from Police, Fire, Schools, Library and a High School student. The remaining six positions will be made up of Pembroke residents.  We will seek to solicit volunteers from marginalized communities and various backgrounds to represent an accurate cross section of the Pembroke community. The Committee shall provide quarterly updates to the Select Board.

On creating the Committee, initial appointment and expiration of terms shall be done using staggered terms of three years, two years and our high school liaison always serving one-year terms. All future appointments and or reappointments will be to fill three year terms within the staggered terms set by the initial appointment schedule.

Committee Members

NameTitleTerm Expires

Police Department Liaison

James Shea

Fire Department Liaison

School Department Liaison

Stephanie McBain

Library Liaison

Vacancy One

Pembroke High School Student

2022

Carly Levy

Member

2022

Brook Musial

Member

2022

John Connaughton

Member

2023

Patricia Pflaumer

Member

2023

Dale Harrison

Member

2024

Shanna Townley

Member

2024

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