Equity Policy Implementation Committee (EPIC)
- In 2017, the Tukwila City Council passed their first Equity Policy. This policy provides elected officials, City staff, board members and commissioners with the necessary tools to lead with an equity lens when making decisions for Tukwila residents, community members, businesses and guests.
- In 2019, the Equity Policy Implementation Committee (EPIC) was created. EPIC is a City-wide committee conducted by City employees who are committed to advancing Equity throughout the City of Tukwila.
The mission of the Equity Policy Implementation Committee (EPIC) is to empower courageous engagement. EPIC’s goals are to dismantle historic systemic and institutional injustices, and to reinforce practices that result in inclusion with equitable outcomes.
The Equity Policy Implementation Committee (EPIC) meets every other month as a large group and holds an annual retreat in early fall to develop equity priorities for implementation.
EPIC Council Presentation – 01/24/2022
EPIC Equity Policy Discussion – 10/05/2020
Draft Equity Policy Discussion – 08/28/2017
- Association of Washington Cities (AWC) – 8/16/22: Tukwila adopts internal tools to help employees realize council-adopted equity goals.
The Equity Policy Implementation Committee was selected for the 2021 Association of Washington Cities (AWC) Municipal Excellence Award. EPIC was selected out of 22 projects that were submitted from throughout the State.