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Human Rights Campaign Increases City’s Municipal Equality Index

Released on Monday, October 8, 2018

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has increased the City of Fort Collins Municipal Equality Index rating for the fourth year in a row because of the organization’s continued work toward a more inclusive culture.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation increased Fort Collins rating to 83 out of 100 possible points in 2018, up from 78 in 2017, 74 in 2016 and 60 in 2015.

Equity and inclusion are frameworks to accomplish the City's goals of sustaining an environment where residents and visitors feel welcomed, safe and valued in the community. The City aims to exemplify the highest standards of ethical behavior, provide outstanding service to diverse customer needs and embody a culture of health, safety and wellness.

The City has worked in the past year in particular to promote an inclusive workplace in the municipal organization, including offering domestic partner benefits.

The Municipal Equality Index examines 506 cities for its non-discrimination laws, municipal services and law enforcement among other things in its annual rankings. For more information, go to www.hrc.org/mei.

The City’s Equity and Inclusion efforts are coordinated out of the Social Sustainability department. To learn more, go to www.fcgov.com/socialsustainability.