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Owner of business at center of alleged profiling incidentwins a seat on Tiburon diversity task force

Yema clothing boutique co-owner Hawi Awash has been appointed to serve on Tiburon’s Diversity Inclusion Task Force, a board created in direct response to an alleged racial profiling incident that occurred at her downtown business four years ago.


Awash was appointed to an interim seat on the board over seven other applicants by a 4-0 vote of the Town Council at its May 1 meeting; Councilmember Jon Welner absent.


She’ll take the place of Anette Harris, who resigned in January, and serve the remainder of Harris’s two-year term, through Feb. 28, 2025. Awash can then apply for reappointment to a full two-year term.

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