The Easton Diversity and Inclusion Task Force (EDIT), formed in August 2020, is embarking on its third year of service to our community. EDIT has sought to cultivate a sense of belonging and valuing of all people through events such as the Voices of Diversity project with the Easton Library, celebrations of PRIDE, Juneteenth, and Neurodiversity. Individual task force members have also been active in initiatives related to healthcare, education, housing, and other vital endeavors, as well as serving as a sounding board for suggestions and concerns.

Several seats have recently become vacant on the task force. EDIT’s structure provides for six members and three alternates, with no more than three people who are registered to vote as Democrat, Republican, or Unaffiliated. Members are appointed by the Board of Selectmen for three years, and the task force meets once per month. To learn more about EDIT, click here.

Currently, open seats exist for up to one Republican, two Democrats, and two Unaffiliated voters. If you are interested in serving on EDIT, please contact the Easton Republican Town Committee at the Easton Democratic Town Committee at, or if Unaffiliated, please contact First Selectman David Bindelglass at

EDIT is in a period of discernment regarding its charge and objectives. We are seeking thoughtful input from the community with respect to the future direction of the task force. We will hold an open forum on Oct. 6, at 7:30 pm in the Community Room at the Easton Library. We also welcome thoughts via public comment email to Please be sure to include your full name and street address in order to have your message read at the meeting.

Submitted by Co-Chairs Whendi Cook Broderick and Darrell Harris on behalf of the Easton Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.

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