Ethnic Community Committee


  • 6 p.m.
  • Meets the 1st Thursday of each month
  • Administrative Liaison - Bridget Kozlowski, Community Relations Director
  • City Hall
    Room 201
    40555 Utica Road
    Sterling Heights, MI 48313

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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One City, Many Cultures


  • Talil Abrhiem
    Term expires: June 30, 2019
  • Sharron D. Allen
    Term ending: June 30, 2020
  • Mohammed Alomari
    Term ending: June 30, 2020
  • William Dechavez
    Term ending June 30, 2020
  • Kozeta Elzhenni
    Term ending: June 30, 2018

  • Susan Kattula
    Term ending: June 30, 2018
  • Robert Lulgjuraj
    Term ending: June 30, 2019
  • Iqbal Singh
    Term ending: June 30, 2018
  • Shawn Taylor
    Term ending: June 30, 2019


Established by City Council resolution in June 1990, the Ethnic Community Committee serves as a forum for dealing with issues and concerns of the ethnic community in Sterling Heights. The committee initiates programs to promote the City's rich diversity such as sponsoring the annual Cultural Exchange, participating in the annual Memorial Day Parade, and producing "Getting to Know Your Neighbors" brochures and television programs.

Sister City Partnerships

The Sterling Heights Ethnic Community Committee, with final adoption by the Sterling Heights City Council, has established sister city partnerships with:
  • Tetovo, Republic of Macedonia (1982)
  • Legazpi City, Philippines (1999)
  • Cassino, Italy (2006)
  • Sorsogon City, Philippines (2007)
  • Sant' Elia Fiumerapido, Italy (2010)
  • Shengjin, Albania (2013)
Ethnic Community Committee Members