The following is a press release issued by the City of Ukiah:
Six months after the adoption of the City of Ukiah’s Equity Action Plan, the Diversity and Equity Committee is already celebrating numerous accomplishments in its implementation:
- Implemented a new mobile-friendly ADA-compliant website that includes language selection www.cityofukiah.com;
- Celebrated diversity and inclusion in the community by issuing proclamations for Black History Month, Women’s History Month, Asian Pacific American Heritage, Older Americans, Pride Month, Juneteenth, National Immigrant Heritage, and Disability Independence Day;
- Developed and implemented new forums and distribution lists to share all board, committee, commission openings, and employment applications to achieve broader reach to our diverse community;
- Implemented a new employment recruitment portal to improve accessibility to City of Ukiah employment opportunities for all;
- Expanded the Movies-in-the-Park program to bring movies into more neighborhoods;
- Added inclusion questions to all board, commission, and committee applications
City Staff has also formed a multidisciplinary, mid-management team focused on developing a plan to improve recruitment, retention, and promotion practices. City Staff and the Committee have also partnered to create an employee diversity, equity, and inclusion training plan.
“Culture change isn’t easy or quick, but it’s possible. We must become aware, curious, practice, and accountable. I am proud of the dedication and hard work of the Committee and City Staff; we already see success,” said Traci Boyl, Committee Liaison. For more information, visit www.cityofukiah.com/equity or contact Traci Boyl at 707-467-5720 or email@example.com.