Racial Equity Initiatives

City Council's activity on matters of racial equity:

On Tuesday, March 9, 2021, Angela Freeman, the City’s outgoing Diversity, Equity and Economic Advancement Officer, provided her final update on Phase 1 of City staff’s Racial Equity Plan, which is available for public review here. Watch the full council meeting here

In 2021, the City partnered with the Fredericksburg Area Museum in sponsoring the new position of Curator of African American History and Special Projects. Dr. Gaila Sims was hired in 2022 and has brought creativity, passion and professional insight into several important projects in Fredericksburg. Dr. Sims’ expertise has helped advance City Council’s commitment and the storytelling of our whole community’s history. View the Memorandum of Understanding with Fredericksburg Area Museum for Sponsorship of a New Curator Position, July 18, 2021.  

Racial Equity Survey Results

On-behalf of the City of Fredericksburg, the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (ICSC) facilitated a racial equity survey and public input process. ICSC received feedback in three ways, through an online survey, from city boards and advisory groups through a survey the City created and distributed, and from online listening sessions. The findings are provided within the report and were shared in this public presentation on December 20, 2021.  This input was provided to City Council with the purpose to incorporate racial equity into future planning.  

Fredericksburg Listening Session Report Overview (slides presented December 10, 2020) - (PDF)

Fredericksburg Racial Equity Listening Report December 2020 (PDF)

Commitment to Equity & Inclusion

The City of Fredericksburg is committed to advancing diverity, equity and inclusion and engaging in important conversations in our community. Read  more...

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