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Posted on: July 7, 2017

Mayor's Task Force on Inclusion Named to Develop Scope for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan

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At the Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission meeting on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, Mayor Nancy Denson appointed a temporary task force of community members to create a draft scope for developing a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan for the entire community. The task force was a recommendation in the June 27, 2017 report A Recommended Approach for Creating a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan for Athens-Clarke County by the Manager's Office and the Attorney's Office.

The task force will work with staff from the Athens-Clarke County Housing and Community Development Department and the Manager's Office on creating the draft scope and working through the facilitation process of the plan itself. Once developed, the draft scope will be presented to the Mayor and Commission at a future work session for their review and comment. The task force is expected to finalize their work no later than August 1, 2018. 

The process is ultimately expected to use targeted strategies and create an action plan for all stakeholders in the community – not just the government – to understand, appreciate, and promote diversity in the community; begin to bridge the equity gap; and increase economic mobility. 

The members of the Mayor's Task Force on Inclusion are:

  • Abraham Mosley
  • Adel Amer
  • Chris Sheats
  • Fred Smith
  • Grady Martin – Chair
  • Humberto (Beto) Mendoza
  • Michelle Pearson
  • Mokah Jasmine Johnson
  • Robert Finch
  • Scott Shepherd
  • Terris Thomas

The full report of A Recommended Approach for Creating a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan for Athens-Clarke County is available online at www.athensclarkecounty.com/inclusion.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Plan Report
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