Equity & Inclusion Fund Committee Members

Leading the Equity & Inclusion Committee for 2023 is Chair Jazmyn Thomas, along with 10 other community members. She started with the committee when it began in 2020 and has been busy working with other members to support local cultures as well as minority and women-owned small businesses in response to challenges brought on by the COVID-19 crisis. In her day job she's the Community Development Program Administrator for the City of Port Huron. She has a strong passion for her community and giving back.

Strategic Priorities 2020-2023

Minority Owned Small Business & Women

  • Relationship collaboration in building trust
  • Re-engaging folks
  • Discover safe spaces of growth for new WMOSB
  • Connecting WMOSB to resources
  • Education

  • Partnerships with schools to connect folks to higher education
  • Drive trust with underrepresented community groups
  • Schools, communities, churches and businesses
  • Colleges and trades
  • Investments that help folks tell their story

  • Support health initiatives for underrepresented groups
  • Food disparity support in the community
  • Engage in Community Circles to hear the voices of folks
  • Minority member support, education, S.T.E.A.M. & Trade training/ Women and Coding Programs