The Department of Race and Equity partners with all City departments to develop and sustain equity-driven strategies. The Department will intentionally create a culture of inclusivity by advancing equitable outcomes; dismantling policies, procedures, and budget decisions that perpetuate inequity and systemic racism.
The primary focus for the Department of Race and Equity include:
Learning and Development: Design and facilitate trainings on racial equity and inclusion with a curriculum that contextualizes historic oppression, systemic racism, and implicit/explicit biases to provide City Departments with tools to build equitable outcomes.
Equity-Centered Coaching (ECC): Provide ECC to drive an inquiry-driven approach that leads to action and strategy development by providing support to City Departments to execute tailored Race and Equity Plans.
Inclusive Community Engagement: The Department of Race and Equity will partner with each City Department to cultivate an intentional approach to inclusive engagement by creating a space for community members to contribute their lived experience and ideas to transform local government policies, programs, and budget decisions.
Creating Equitable Outcomes: The Department of Race and Equity will utilize data to measure the progress of defined equitable goals and strategies.