Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Program Development
In July 2022, City Council approved a Resolution committing to establishing a city-wide Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) program.
Since then, staff have launched efforts to ensure DEIB throughout the organization and community.
The goals of the program are to:
- create an equity framework that will shape policies, procedures, and institutional strategies,
- develop and empower employees to be change agents, and
- train elected officials and staff.
The program will also be looking to establish partnerships within the community and region to engage on issues relevant to Sammamish.