Minority and Justice Commission
WASHINGTON STATE MINORITY AND JUSTICE COMMISSION
MINUTES OF MEETING
Seattle University School of Law
Friday, May 18, 2001
Justice Charles Z. Smith and Justice Charles W. Johnson, Co-Chairpersons, Presiding
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order by Justice Charles Z. Smith at 9:00 A.M.
Present at the meeting were Justice Charles Z. Smith, Justice Charles W. Johnson, Judge Deborah D. Fleck, Judge Kenneth H. Kato, Judge James M. Murphy, Ms. Myrna I. Contreras, Ms. Erica S. Chung, Judge Monica J. Benton, Dean Donna Claxton Deming, Judge Anne L. Ellington, Ms. Lourdes Fuentes, Judge Richard A. Jones, Judge Ron A. Mamiya, Ms. Mary Alice Theiler, Robert C. Boruchowitz, Ms. Madelyn Botta, Judge Patricia Hall Clark, Ms. Pam L. Daniels, Judge Douglas W. Luna, Ms. Denise C. Marti, Tony Orange, José Quintana, Judge Albert M. Raines, Ms. P. Diane Schneider, Judge Philip J. Thompson, Judge Vicki J. Toyohara, Brian A Tsuchida, and Judge Dennis D. Yule.
Persons not in attendance with excused absences were Judge Ronald E. Cox, Ms. Mary Campbell McQueen, Judge William W. Baker, Guadalupe Gamboa, Ms. Kazzie Katayama, Judge Ricardo S. Martinez, Judge LeRoy McCullough, Jeffrey C. Sullivan, Judge Sergio Armijo, Jeffrey A. Beaver, Dr. George S. Bridges, Judge James D. Cayce, Mr. Lonnie Davis, David J. Della, Larry M. Fehr, José E. Gaitán, Judge M. Karlynn Haberly, Charles A. Jardine, Ms. Ada Ko, Ms. Leana Lamb, Ms. Lorraine Lee, Judge Anne Levinson, Ms. Terry Mark, Judge Richard F. McDermott, Jr., Ms. Mary Elizabeth McKnew, Ms. Esther L. Patrick, Kenneth E. Payson, Manuel Romero, Ms. Barbara J. Selberg, and Judge Mary I. Yu.
Justice Smith expressed appreciation to Dean Donna Claxton Deming and the Seattle University School of Law for inviting us to hold our open agenda meeting at their facility.
The minutes from the March 9, 2001 Executive Committee and Commission meetings were approved as submitted.
Reports from Co-chairpersons and Sub-committee Chairpersons
The Co-chairpersons’ and sub-committee Chairpersons’ reports were waived because of the planned open agenda format.
Open Agenda Meeting
Justice Smith introduced Mr. Lonnie Lusardo of The Diversity Collaborative as the facilitator of the open-agenda meeting. Mr. Lusardo started the session with a brief icebreaker designed to better acquaint Commission members with each other. He then provided verbal and written analyses of the confidential survey results regarding Commission and sub-committee goals that had been conducted prior to the Open Agenda meeting. The results of the survey were also included in the meeting packet for future reference.
After each sub-committee met as a group to review their 2000-2001 goals, they circulated among other sub-committee to determine and examine collaborative opportunities. Participants then returned to their respective sub-committees to review and to (re-) prioritize their goals. Finally, members returned to the plenary session to share with all of the participants the sub-committees’ goals for the coming fiscal year.
The Open Agenda meeting process was closed by members sharing their observations, impressions, and the value of the meeting, agenda, process, and facilitator. The members also filled out a written evaluation form submitted by Mr. Lusardo
After the Open Agenda meeting, Mr. Lusardo submitted a final evaluation report highlighting his observations and recommendations of the Open Agenda meeting, as well as sub-committee goals for the coming year. The summary report was then mailed to Commission members.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 P.M.