(Dublin, Ohio) — Two Dublin residents have been chosen to lead the City’s newest diversity, equity and inclusion committee.
Members of the Community Inclusion Advisory Committee (CIAC) selected Imran Malik as chair and Niki Lombardo as vice chair at their May meeting. The 11-member group, including four ex officio youth members with Dublin City Schools, will explore the City’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Framework and provide recommendations to City Council based on the framework’s eight priority areas. The committee continues the efforts of the Community Task Force, which was the panel tasked with creating the DEI Framework.
Mayor Jane Fox recognizes this important step as the CIAC begins its DEI-focused work.
“In Dublin, we value when our residents take initiative to serve on the City’s boards and commissions and are willing to take on the extra responsibility of serving as leaders,” Mayor Fox says. “As we work to further make Dublin an inclusive place for all of us to call home, I am confident that Imran and Niki will lead their committee with dedication to equity.”
Malik has been active in Dublin’s DEI efforts, having previously served as a member on the Chief’s Advisory Committee with the Dublin Police. He is self-employed in commercial real estate investments.
“With the consistently changing social fabric of our Dublin ecology, I strongly believe that serving on the CIAC along with the rest of the multicultural leaders — who bring a wealth of personal and professional experiences to this commitment — will be the step in building platforms of consistent, value-added opportunities for all our citizens now and also in future,” he says.
Lombardo serves as a program manager for early career development and university relations with Huntington National Bank. She says she’s “looking forward to continuing the great work of the Task Force. Working together with Council and staff, the committee will be able to put into action the many recommendations to make Dublin the best place for all to live, work and thrive.”
The CIAC held its first meeting in April, and meetings will continue monthly. Members completed the swearing-in process during the June 8 session. The group meets in Council Chamber, 5555 Perimeter Drive, Dublin.
DEI in Dublin
Dublin City Council created the Chief’s Advisory Committee in August 2020 and the Community Inclusion Advisory Committee in November 2021. The City continues to focus on DEI initiatives to ensure all residents and visitors know they are welcome, safe and respected in Dublin. Learn more.
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