A Frisco City Council proclamation has solidified the multicultural committee’s place in the city.

The gist

Frisco’s Multicultural Committee was established as an official committee with a proclamation during a June 4 meeting.

“We have a few of those in the city, like the veterans ad hoc committee,” Mayor Jeff Cheney said.

Members will act in an advisory capacity for city officials while serving to educate, inform and advocate for cultural awareness, events and celebrations in the city, according to the proclamation.

“The council has always thought that we wanted to reach all four corners of our community as we’ve been getting increasingly diverse as a community,” Cheney said.

The committee’s seven members will be appointed by council, according to the proclamation. Its members must also:
  • Be Frisco voters
  • Not be city employees
  • Not serve for more than three consecutive two-year terms
  • Not serve for more than six consecutive years
Members who have reached their term limits can be reappointed after a one-year break, according to the proclamation.

Zooming out

The committee was first formed as the Inclusion Committee after the success of “Chai with Cheney,” a regular meeting between the mayor and members of the city’s growing Indian population, Cheney said.

As Frisco continued to grow and become more diverse over the years, city leaders saw the need to make the committee official and recognize its members for their success, he said.

“We were looking to formalize it because these people have been so successful here in Frisco that we wanted to make sure it lives well beyond them,” Cheney said.