Shakopee Diversity Summit, March 22, 2012
Shakopee Diversity Summit, March 22, 2012

Who We Are

The Shakopee Diversity Alliance (SDA) is a community-based organization made up of volunteers with different ethnic backgrounds and faiths.  Most of us live in Shakopee while others work or volunteer in Shakopee. The SDA is not connected with the City of Shakopee nor any other organization in Shakopee.  Funding for SDA activities and events is raised through its own fundraising efforts as well as donations and sponsorship from local businesses, groups and community members.

Our Story

On March 22, 2012, Shakopee city leaders led by Mayor Brad Tabke hosted the city’s first ever diversity summit at city hall.  It was held to seek new ways to reach the city’s diverse population, help improve communication, foster positive relationships and make the community more welcoming to all residents.  More than 140 people attended the summit.  In the days and weeks after the summit, numerous community members met to continue discussions and they eventually formed the Shakopee Diversity Alliance.

SDA Board of Directors

The Shakopee Diversity Alliance is governed by an 11-member Board of Directors.

President Terry Hassan, Vice-President Angelica Contreras, Treasurer Ibrahim Mohamed, Clerk Kyla Drammeh, Lisa Brodsky, Mary Hernandez, Abdi Kofiro, Sue Miller, and Dofa Mohamed

The SDA Board currently has two vacancies. Email info@shakopeediversityalliance.org if you are interested.


The Shakopee Diversity Alliance is funded solely by private donations. We count on you to be able to do our work in the Shakopee community.