The City of Concord's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Department strives to further develop a great place to work and live and sustain an environment where everyone has the tools needed to reach their full potential. The Department serves the residents of Concord, employees of the City of Concord and elected officials.
Our mission is to promote diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the internal functions of the City of Concord and throughout the City by way of partnership and collaboration with the City of Concord United Committee.
To fulfull our mission, the City of Concord commits to dedicating the resources needed to incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion into the fabric of our organization to ensure equitable delivery of city services to members of our community, regardless of race, ethnicity, national orgin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic status or any other factor of a person's identity. We also commit to collaborating with the City of Concord United Committee to ensure an equitable and just community for our residents.
We recognize that there is no quick method to creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment or community. We are held accountable by our residents and employees to strive for excellence and to be transparent in the work that we are doing. We will be committeed to working with the community through the City of Concord United Committee. We will provide opportunities for training employees and the community to engage in dialogue for the benefit of greater understanding of the experiences of fellow colleagues and neighbors. We are intentional in our efforts and believe that our City will be better because of our commitment to building a diverse workforce that celebrates the various backgrounds, talents, perspectives and skills represented in our community.
Title VI of the Civil rights act of 1964
The City of Concord has adopted the Title VI Plan to ensure that the City is in compliance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance.
For a complete copy of the City's TItle VI Plan, click here for English, or here for Spanish.
For a copy of the Title VI complaint form click here for English or here for Spanish.
The city of concord united committee
The City of Concord United Committee was established by City Council in February 2021 to focus on racial or other inequities within the City’s authority, such as City departments, programs, policies and procedures, as well as within the community. The Committee is required to report back to Council on its findings and recommendations within one year.
The 2021-2022 annual report can be found here.
The Committee is comprised of a City staff liaison (1) and 24 members. The City’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategist serves as the staff liaison. The Concord United Committee meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in City Hall. All meetings are open to the public.
Anyone interested in an appointment to the Concord United Committee, should submit an application to the City Clerk's Office; to obtain a form, please click here or contact the City Clerk's Office at 704-920-5205.
City of concord employee education and training
As part of our pledge, the City requires every employee to take at least one diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training each fiscal year. This year’s required training is offered in October and November. Additionally, the City offers several DEI courses throughout the year, which employees may use towards achieving their annual career development goals.
Some of our recent offerings have included: Cultural Holidays; Generations in the Workplace; Gender Bias; A Conversation on Black Resistance; Microaggressions
The City is exploring future opportunities to offer DEI education and training to interested community organizations.