Naima Chambers
Naima Chambers

Q&A with Naima Chambers–Tri-Cities Journal of Business, April 2022

Why should the Tri-Cities care about what you do?

Tri-Cities residents should care about what the council does because, ultimately, we are here to serve this community. There is not one person in our community who cannot benefit from what the council has to offer. We not only focus on supporting folks from historically underrepresented and under-resourced communities, but we also act as a bridge to close cross-cultural gaps and unite all members of the Tri-Cities.

TCD&IC Scholarship Award 2022

Tri-Cities Diversity & Inclusion Council offering scholarships to high school and college students–YakTriNews, February 2022

The Tri-Cities Diversity & Inclusion Council (TCD&IC) is offering four $2,000 scholarships for three high school seniors and one college student.

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CBC Awards Naima Chambers the 2022 MLK Spirit Award 

“Love is the first priority. We have to lead with a heart of love.”–Naima Chambers


‘To help other people.’ Tri-Cities nonprofit leader awarded MLK Spirit Award–Tri City Herald, January 2022

“We were impressed by her ability to get others engaged in the conversation around equity, diversity and inclusion in a way that allows our entire community to be strengthened,” said Jay Frank, CBC’s assistant vice president of communications and external relations.

MLK Day of Service 2022

Recipient of 2022 CBC MLK Spirit Award Honors Dr. King’s dream with community service day–Fox11, January 2022

The food-drive had a plethora of volunteers handing out food, groceries, baby items, blankets, emergency items, children’s books on diversity and social justice, and so much more. All items were for free as cars lined up all around the CBC parking lot.

“We want to serve our community and that’s what Dr. King also encouraged. He especially encouraged us to empower and lift up marginalized, neglected, and underserved communities.”  –Naima Chambers.


Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through celebrating service, diversity and inclusion–YakTriNews, January, 2022

 “We’re not checking for ID. We are not checking for citizenship status; we’re not checking for any of those things. If you need food, come out and get it,” said the Tri-Cities Diversity & Inclusion CEO Naima Chambers-Smith.

Celebrations of Community, Diversity & Culture 2021

Celebration of Community Diversity & Culture Held At Columbia Park Saturday–NBC, August 2021

“Taking a moment to just appreciate everybody’s culture and just see the beauty in the difference that we have. That’s hopefully the biggest takeaway.” –Vanessa Wertz, TCD&IC Treasurer.


First annual Celebration of Community, Diversity and Culture in Tri-Cities on Saturday–YakTriNews, August 2021

“Our event is to celebrate culture and diversity and unity within our community,” organizer Irving Brown said. “We’ve been very intentional inviting out different ethnic backgrounds, different groups, different cultures, to bring their historical experience over to us.”