Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity and Inclusion


The Committee is made up of nine members appointed by the First Selectman:
  • Ellen Scalettar, Chairman
  • Robert Reed, Vice-Chairman
  • Joanna Ali
  • Dr. Neelima Kaushal
  • Mauriel Vega
  • Lor Ferrante Fernandes
  • Mohini Ranganathan
  • Tahera Parvez
  • Steven Lawrence
  • Ke Xu

Materials for the Jan. 19 meeting:

-draft survey

-Sample municipal diversity statements

Committee Charge

The charge to the Committee is to:
  •  identify and assess issues related to diversity and inclusion, or the lack thereof, of concern to Town residents and employees and as experienced by them;
  •  prioritize the identified issues and establish the order in which the Committee should focus on them;
  • delve more deeply into the issues in the order prioritized by the Committee;
  • determine steps that would ameliorate problems identified and enhance diversity and inclusion in our Town;
  • report to the Board of Selectmen monthly on the activities, progress and recommendations of the Committee.

Agenda & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View the Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity and Inclusion Agenda and Minutes.