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Leadership Statements & Policies#

On Thursday, June 4, 2020, Mayor Wade Troxell issued a special proclamation in response to the death of George Floyd; reaffirming the City's commitment to equity, inclusion and justice; and asking the Fort Collins community to work together to improve racial justice in Fort Collins.

In 2017, City council requested an internal team be convened to review a proposed Community Trust Ordinance brought forward by members of the community. After the analysis was completed, Council unanimously passed the Community Trust Resolution on October 4, 2017.

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Key Initiatives#

  • Connection before content- investing in creating strong, trusting relationships with various community groups, institutions, and agencies representing identities such as: racial and ethnic groups, ethnic groups with religion at the core, youth and older adults, LGBTQIA+ individuals and groups, people living with various mental and physical abilities
  • Supporting community-led initiatives to build sense of belonging in Fort Collins
  • Developing and implementing equity and inclusion educational opportunities for City staff and community groups and agencies 
  • Creating and building City equity and inclusion efforts and initiatives
  • Reporting outcomes of the Equity Indicators Report via the dashboard and Community Conversation Series on three domains- Housing, Criminal Justice, and Economic Opportunities
  • Developing an Equity & Inclusion Plan 

Equity Office Internal Projects & Employee Development#

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  • Strategic Planning and Budgeting for Outcomes with an Equity Lens
  • Interdepartmental Equity Indicators Data & Metrics Development 
  • Connecting and working with Fort Collins Native American Community
  • Racial Justice Curriculum Development & Facilitators Training
  • Partner with Employee Resource Groups (ENCORE, PRIDE, CareGivers, WomenFocus)
  • Staff Liaisons to the Disability Advisory Board and Human Relations Commission