Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

This page will serve as a clearinghouse of DEI-related information and updates for Mill Valley and from community partners and agencies across Marin County.

Introduction of a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Tracking Tool & Process

On February 18, 2021 Council considered the Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Work Plan prepared by staff in response to the Mill Valley DEI Task Force’s Report & Recommendations. Council gave full support to over 40 specific, tactical, actionable, measurable recommendations to meaningfully advance racial equity in Mill Valley. Click here to view the table that tracks the process of each of these recommendations to conclusion.

Our Commitment: The City of Mill Valley commits to act and encourage community action towards eliminating racial disparities, both inside government and in the community.

Our Approach:

  1. Operate with Urgency - Work with urgency to accelerate progress towards the City’s DEI goals.
  2. Build Staff and Organizational Capacity - Build existing internal structures and training to augment existing skills and competencies.
  3. Leverage Existing Resources -  Continue momentum and strengthen partnerships with allied organizations and community members.
  4. Operate with Accountability & Transparency -  Commitment to open and public decision-making, to track and report regularly on DEI initiatives, and provide opportunities for input.
  5. Achieve Goals with Scaled Approach -  Focus on efforts that are appropriately scaled and within City jurisdiction. 
  6. Institutional Approach - Work across all City departments and divisions, with a focus on examining  existing City policies and procedures to eliminate racial disparities.

See the City of Mill Valley Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Work Plan.


DEI-related information and updates for Mill Valley and from community partners and agencies across Marin County.

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Uncomfortable Conversations with Black Men

May 27, 2021 

On Tuesday, May 25, 2021, communities around the nation commemorated the first anniversary of the death of George Floyd. Members of the Mill Valley Police Department participated in a roundtable discussion entitled “Uncomfortable Conversations with Black Men.”

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DEI Work Plan Update to Council May 17

May 10, 2021 

At their meeting on May 17, 2021, the City Council will receive a report and update from City staff on items in the Mill Valley Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Work Plan under the purview of the City Manager Department, Human Resources, Recreation, Arts, and Library.

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Southern Marin Fire District Launches Diversity Initiatives

April 1, 2021 

At their meeting on March 24, 2021, the Southern Marin Fire District (SMFD) Board of Directors received an update on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) activities and adopted three strategic initiatives with the goal of creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive agency and culture.

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8 Books Remix: Episode 23 Remix: Brandy Colbert

February 18, 2021 

Librarian Natalie McCall chats with Brandy Colbert, award-winning author of books for children and teens (The Voting Booth, Little & Lion, The Revolution of Birdie Randolph, Finding Yvonne, Pointe, The Only Black Girls In Town).

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Connor's Story

February 4, 2021 

Meet Connor, a talented photographer and staff member of the Mill Valley Community Center, and learn how everyone benefits when we build an inclusive, welcoming place for us all.

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