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Newark mayor Jerry Clifton believes his city needs a diversity and inclusion commission, so he's pleased with city council's vote last week to set one up.

Clifton told WDEL's Del-AWARE the commission will be made up of five at-large members.

"That live, work or go to school in Newark, so what that interprets to meaning is that you do not necessarily have to be a city resident to get involved in this," said Clifton.

Clifton said Newark already has welcoming neighborhoods and a unique population, but in his words, "there's always room for improvement."

Anyone who'd like to serve on the commission can apply through the City Secretary's office. Appointments to the commission are for two years and are subject to city council approval.