Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

International City/County Management Association (ICMA)

Race, Equity, and Social Justice

ICMA has made a focused commitment to Race, Equity, and Social Justice in all forms, as a means to achieving thriving communities. ICMA works to achieve equity and social justice, to affirm human dignity, and to improve the quality of life for the individual and the community. Visit ICMA for more information and to get started on your equity journey. 

ICMA Equity & Inclusion Toolkit
This toolkit equips local governments with strategies and leading practices that are used in communities across the United States and abroad, along with corresponding resources that can be replicated in other communities. Based on the strategies identified in the toolkit, ICMA provides a set of key recommendations: (1) Consider the Impact; (2) Build Trust-based Relationships; (3) Review Current Policies; (4) Adopt Equitable Compensation Practices; (5) Establish Training Programs; (6) Discover Leaders; (7) Focus on Goals; (8) Make Small Gestures; (9) Communicate Effectively; (10) Engage Existing Staff; and (11) Be Conscious of Bias in Hiring Practices.

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)

GFOA believes that advancing excellence in government finance is interconnected with their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). GFOA members shape the policies, programs, and resource allocations in their communities, and are strengthened by the differences they represent. GFOA’s DEI Initiative outlines the actions being taken to uphold the principles of DEI as stated in GFOA’s Code of Ethics. Visit GFOA for more information on their Racial Equity Task Force.

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