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.
Ms. Freeman’s leadership as the City’s Diversity, Equity and Economic Advancement Officer has been invaluable to the City’s Racial Equity Advancement efforts. A team of City employees is continuing the Phase 1 implementation, which includes the City’s newly announced membership in the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE), a national network of government working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all.
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.
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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