On June 26, 2020, at the Council’s direction and as a part of the City's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, the City became a member of the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE).
GARE is a national network of government working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all. Joining GARE has allowed City staff at all levels to access tools, resources, events, and training, and to join a national community of government employees implementing policy change at multiple levels and across several sectors to drive larger systemic change.
Since mid-2020, City staff has participated in over 100 hours of DEI-related training in total, including over 40 hours specifically from GARE, and made extensive use of their publications and resources. The GARE model and tools and methodologies are very useful and aligned with the City’s DEI work.