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Equity and Inclusion

Office of Equity & Inclusion- our why#

The Office of Equity & Inclusion was created in August of 2021. We are carefully weaving together the community context to best understand the equity landscape and plan for the work ahead of us. This is highly collaborative, multi-faceted work that depends on strong partnerships and open, ongoing community dialogue. We invite all voices. 

The Office of Equity & Inclusion proudly operates with a people-centered, community-focused approach. Our goal is to listen and integrate diverse community voices, opinions, and beliefs on equity issues affecting our community. It is our determination to dismantle racial disparities and increase equitable access so that persons of all identities, including race, ethnicity, gender, age, class, sexual orientation, and physical and mental abilities can fully participate in City services and experience equitable community outcomes. 

The Office of Equity & Inclusion will look within all aspects of City government to closely examine policies, practices, budget allocations, and programs that may perpetuate institutional racism and systemic inequities for various historically excluded groups.

Would you like to learn more about the work the Equity & Inclusion Office has begun in the last year?

September 2021-October 2022 Impact Report 

Keep in mind that equity work is journey with no definite finish line. Equity work is about people and listening to the community and facilitating for people from the most underrepresented groups to get the services they say they need. 

If you have questions or comments, please email Claudia Menendez at


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Equity Indicators

Key data and analysis on disparities in outcomes or perceptions among community members.

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City Initiatives

City of Fort Collins projects, policies and statements regarding equity and inclusion.

Projects & Policies

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Definitions, tools, and local and national resources on equity and inclusion.

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