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To be a
diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where employees and the community can succeed.
Mecklenburg County has actively engaged in promoting and supporting diversity awareness for employees since the 1990s. The Diversity program has evolved from an isolated training to a Countywide program with the establishment of the
Diversity Council, coordinated trainings, hiring of a Diversity Manager and a commitment from the Executive Team. These activities have underscored the importance of including diversity, equity and inclusion as part of the County's mission, highlighted successes and opportunities, and emphasized the need for a renewed strategic approach to guide the County's efforts for success.
The County is working in new ways to listen and provide service in multiple ways so that the voices of all are heard. The County is having different conversations, trying new things, inviting new voices to the table, and using our experience to help us realize our goals.
Diversity... represents the uniqueness of individuals, groups and relationships. This uniqueness reflects the differences and similarities in human attributes, values, beliefs, behavior, orientations, norms and experiences.
Equity... is proactive, strategic approach that accounts for the structural differences in opportunities, burdens and needs to improve outcomes for all.
Inclusion... is a process of fostering collaboration, flexibility and fairness to ensure employees feel valued for their unique qualities and experiences to contribute their views and ideas to their full potential.