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.
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. While Council did not approve the DEI Task Forces’ top two recommendations to appoint a permanent DEI Commission and develop a facilitator-driven Racial Equity Plan, Council gave full support to 45 specific, tactical, actionable, measurable recommendations to meaningfully advance racial equity in Mill Valley.
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.
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.
This Poetry Reading Series provides a unique opportunity to hear diverse and unusual sets of readers, pairing local Bay Area poets with visiting poets and writers.
Join the Mill Valley Historical Society for a virtual program with anthropologist and museum director David Stuart as he guides us through the history of California's unique Delta region.
At their meeting on April 19, 2021, the City Council will receive a report and update from Police staff on the Police Department’s items in the Mill Valley Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Work Plan.
Join the Marin City Community Services District and Sausalito Library for an overview of the past, present, and future of Marin City governance.
Read and discuss a book of poems with others who appreciate poetry and would like to take a closer look at form, structure, and craft. Discussions will be lively and interactive, and participants will have a chance to share thoughts and ask questions. Come prepared to read favorite poems, lines, and passages from the book aloud.
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.
Fair Housing Month reminds us that the principle of fair housing is not only state and national law, but a fundamental human concept and entitlement for all people.
Join the Outdoor Art Club for a discussion on affordable housing with Conor Dougherty, New York Times reporter, on April 15, 2021 at 1 pm.
Next steps in the City's DEI Work Plan process.
Marin Communications Forum has announced a presentation of the "2021 County Scorecard of Children's Well-Being" and get the latest data on Marin County children and youth - Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 10:00 am.
What are other Cities and Towns around Marin County up to regarding racial equity?
Are you interested in issues in Marin County related to the justice system, law enforcement oversight, housing, immigration, education and the digital divide? Check out the Marin Human Rights Commission.
African American doctors, public health representatives and community leaders from all over the Bay Area are joining forces to host a COVID-19 Black Regional Town Hall event.
Learn how to participate in upcoming virtual events.
Join the Mill Valley Public Library's "Civic Minded Book Club" as they discuss Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine.
Realice la Encuesta de negocios digitales de Marin.
As part of robust outreach and data collection efforts, the Digital Marin project to improve access to online data is seeking feedback from Marin’s Business Community via an online survey in English and Spanish.
Kantola Training Solutions, a leader in eLearning designed to change behavior and elevate corporate culture, has unveiled a comprehensive DEI training course, developed in partnership with labor and employment firm Littler.
Starting February 24, Marin Transit, SMART, and Golden Gate Transit and Ferry will provide free transit trips to and from vaccination sites for community members with appointments.
The Poetry Reading Series provides a unique opportunity to hear diverse and unique sets of readers.
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).
Tell us about your experience getting connected to the internet and how well it works for you and your family. Cuéntanos sobre tu experiencia en conectarte con el #internet y lo bien que funciona para ti y tu familia: https://godigitalmarin.org/survey
Part of the Art Commission's goal to support and encourage a wide variety of established and emerging art forms.
The project will connect students with BIPOC individuals living in Marin County with the goal of amplifying the voices and stories of underrepresented folks in our city while forging stronger relationships within the community.
Local Mill Valley residents featured on county-wide website illustrating how Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) can be used to house the local community.
Commission seeks to have equity in mind and in practice for their emergency preparedness outreach.
A new cross-sector effort to develop a countywide strategic plan to address local internet access and digital equity gaps.
Start your year in the spirit of volunteerism and service.
Marin Transit will be offering county-wide free fare days starting on Saturday, October 31, when polling places open, through Election Day on Tuesday, November 3.
CDPH confirmed Marin County’s placement in Tier 2 (red status) for a fourth straight week.
MVPD continues to focus on being ahead of the requirements.
The City’s DEI Facilitator, Dr. Patricia Patton, has appointed the members of a newly formed DEI Task Force to provide input and recommendations to the City Council.
At their meeting on October 5, 2020, the City Council will receive a preliminary review and analysis of City-owned parcels to leverage for affordable housing.
Join us for a meeting of the Housing Advisory Committee.
At their meeting on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, the City Council will consider a Resolution to enter a Professional Services Agreement with Covia for the “House Mill Valley” Home Match Program.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives Update at the Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting - September 2, 2020
Leaders of the Tamalpais Unified High School District will engage the community in a third session in a series of public forums on racism in the District. The forums will be an opportunity for leadership in the District to listen and hear the concerns of students, parents, staff and community members.
The City Council will receive an introduction of Dr. Patricia Patton, the City of Mill Valley’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) facilitator, and an update on the DEI Task Force formation and next steps.
Second in a series of forums that will present an opportunity for leadership in the District to listen and hear the concerns of students, parents, staff and community members.
An online learning session to address widespread interest in renaming Marin road - August 17.
Conscious Kids Book Kits include a selection of books along with a discussion guide to support parents/caregivers as they talk about race with their children between 0 and 8 years old.
Update on the upcoming City Council item to review the Mill Valley Police Department use of force training and policy.
City Manager Alan Piombo announced today that he, along with Mayor Sashi McEntee and Councilmember Tricia Ossa, has engaged Patricia Patton, Ph.D, to design and facilitate the new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force.
First in a series of forums that will present an opportunity for leadership in the District to listen and hear the concerns of students, parents, staff and community members.
The election is less than 100 days away! Are you registered to vote? Would you like to apply for vote-by-mail ballot? How about volunteering as a poll worker?
We know that low-income immigrants are among the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic. What has Marin County Public Health been doing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the Canal neighborhood of San Rafael?
The filing period for more than 130 local offices for in the Nov. 3 general election opens today.
At their June 15, 2020 meeting, the Mill Valley City Council directed the formation of a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force to review and develop additional actions, investigate best practices, and make specific recommendations to Council for next steps.
On June 30, the Mill Valley Arts Commission reviewed the June 15, 2020 City Council community discussion regarding Black Lives Matter.
Created and facilitated by Cierra and Noah Hayensworth, join them as they share their experiences and impactful journey living in Mill Valley.
After a powerful, 5-hour community meeting on June 15, with over 200 participants, on the topic of Black Lives Matter, the City Council will consider at their next meeting in July the adoption of a Resolution stating that Black Lives Matter, that racial equity is a matter of local importance, and committing to the development of a plan towards creating a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community for people of all racial and socioeconomic backgrounds, including those who live, work, attend school, and visit Mill Valley.
Special City Council Meeting - Monday, June 15, 2020 at 5:30 pm* (Note Time Change)
I want to acknowledge and thank community members for your commitment to equality and justice.