The City of Eugene’s Diversity and Equity Strategic Plan marks an exciting milestone in our ongoing work to meet the diversity and human rights goals and the needs of the City organization. This plan, initiated by the City Council Committee on Race, is the product of hard work by many people inside and outside the organization, including the City’s Diversity Advisory Council, diversity committees in each City department, the University of Oregon Community Planning Workshop and many community members who gave their time, talent and energy to this process.
The Diversity and Equity Strategic Plan is a five year plan, a guideline, a living document that helps us become the organization we envision. As a way of accomplishing DESP Action 1.1, each City department was tasked with creating a department plan for how they would implement the goals of the DESP. This meant that each department needed to look at the daily work their department was responsible for and indicate how equity and human rights goals would be integrated and infused into that work.