Who We Are

The Seattle Human Rights Commission consists of 21 representative residents of Seattle appointed to serve in an advisory capacity to the Mayor, City Council, Seattle Office for Civil Rights, and other Seattle City departments in matters affecting human rights. Eight commissioners are appointed by the Mayor, eight are appointed by the City Council, and four are appointed by the Commission. Commissioners are appointed to a two year term of office and serve without pay. The 21st member joins the Commission each year through Get Engaged, a leadership development program for 18-29 year olds.

The Seattle Office for Civil Rights provides staff and support to the Commission.


Meet Our Commissioners

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Tricia Diamond

Co-Chair
Appointed by: Mayor
Term: 1/23/2024 - 1/22/2026
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Bryennah Quander

Co-Chair
Appointed by: City Council
Term: 07/23/23 - 07/22/25
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Andrea Daily-Michaux

Member
Appointed by: Mayor
Term: 7/23/2022 - 7/22/2024
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Mohamed Adel Bonah

Appointed by: City Council
Term: 7/23/2023 - 7/22/2025

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Mohamed Adel Bonah is an Egyptian-American international human rights lawyer and advocate and has been serving as a Human Rights Commissioner for the City of Seattle since August, 2023. Mohamed studied Human Rights Law at Cairo University and received his LLM degree from the University of Washington Law School in 2022. Currently, Mohamed works as a human rights lawyer and union representative at UFCW Local 3000 in Seattle,WA. Previously, Mohamed has worked for a number of international organizations in the Middle East, such as the UNDP, UNHCR, and ILO. Mohamed has a strong background in corporate responsibility; diversity, equity, and inclusion; civil society; and NGOs, as well as extensive experience in Human Rights and international law.

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Ali Tufail Khan

Member
Appointed by: City Council
Term: 1/12/2024 - 1/23/2026

Seattle Human Rights Commission

The Seattle Human Rights Commission advises the Mayor, City Council, and City departments on human rights issues, elevating community voices to ensure a greater public awareness for human rights concerns and creating actionable objectives for local officials.