is to support East King County municipalities and organizations in fulfilling their commitments to create welcoming, inclusive, and equitable communities.

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We are immigrants. We are native U.S. born residents. We are the children of immigrants.

We are a coalition of individuals, organizations, and cities who care deeply about making sure our East King County communities are safe and welcoming for people of all backgrounds and abilities.

We are people of color, white allies, and people who are learning about how to build relationships across differences.

We are deeply curious about our similarities as well as the ways in which our differences contribute to creative solutions, meaningful relationships, stronger local economies, and healthier communities.

We believe better decisions are reached not only when diverse cultures come together, but when diverse sectors partner together to address community challenges.

We value shared leadership. Our ability to be effective requires us to practice and model long-term, sustainable leadership that’s representative of the diversity in our region.

We are invested in creating a culture of welcoming for both newcomers and established community members. All voices are critical for defining, implementing, and sustaining “welcoming” policies and practices.