Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Community AssessmenT

The City of Redmond is committed to creating a Redmond in which all residents can fully and effectively access city services, influence city policy and direction, and feel a sense of belonging and safety. For this reason, the City is conducting a community assessment to learn how to most equitably serve and create opportunities for those who live, work, and play in Redmond. 

This assessment will result in a roadmap and a three-year strategic plan to create more equitable and inclusive policies, programs, and overall culture.

The community is invited to provide feedback through an online questionnaire from July 5 - July 30 and community listening sessions will be offered in August and September. 

To participate and read the most up-dated information, please visit Let's Connect Redmond.

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Community Resources

We partner and collaborate with various community organizations to support Redmond’s diverse needs. We encourage you to visit the following organizations for information, support, services, and resources.

General Services

  • Immigrant Women’s Community Center is a safe community gathering center for immigrant women and their families. 
  • 4Tomorrow provides support to under-served youth and families with focus on the Latinx community.
  • CISC helps immigrants throughout King County by providing information, referral, advocacy, social, and support services.
  • Eastside Pride is a community-based LGBTQIA+ education and advocacy organization.
  • MAPS is the largest Islamic Center in Washington State, provides events, activities, educational programs, resources, and community services.
  • Together Center is a one-stop services, support, and referral service model.
  • Washington Disability Resources is a one-stop services, support, and referral service model to address the unique needs associated with different abilities.
  • Friends of Youth partners with youth and families to provide the relationships, resources, and skills they need to attain personal growth and success.
  • Centro Cultural Mexicano strives to inspire inclusive participation by the community in all aspects of education, culture, and society by providing opportunities to create a positive future.

Legal Assistance

Food and Rental Assistance

  • HopeLink provides a network of critical social services through different programs.
  • Salvation Army led by Salvation Army Officers, assesses the communities needs and delivers programs.
  • Tenant Protections, passed by City Council on July 19, 2022

Mental Health

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New Resident and Immigrant Resources

The City of Redmond partners with various local organizations to support our newly arrived residents and immigrant community. Here you will find information about various local organizations, resources, and services to assist you as you make Redmond your home.

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Vision, Mission, Objective, and Concepts

Vision

The City of Redmond is committed to being a leader in promoting the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community. 

Mission

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion community-based Initiative is focused on ensuring all residents can fully and effectively access City services, influence city policy and direction, and feel a sense of belonging and safety.

Objective

Establish and support strategic practices that increase our City’s ability to provide excellent services; encourages cross-cultural interactions; and strengthens our relationships with our diverse communities.

Concepts

The words we use are important, the meaning we assign to them can be powerful and impactful.

  • Diversity - Refers to perspectives, voices, people, lived experiences, means, abilities, and more, with particular attention to those that have been historically excluded and marginalized from decision-making, power, and control within societal institutions.
  • Equity - Refers to the fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people while striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented and continue to prevent the full participation of communities historically oppressed, excluded, and marginalized. Equity involves increasing justice and fairness with the decisions, policies, programs, and processes of institutions or systems and a fair, intentional distribution of resources so that communities receive what is needed, when, and how it is needed.
  • Inclusion - Refers to the act of centering and elevating diverse perspectives, acknowledging whose voices are present, included, and welcomed at the decision-making table and who is missing. How the missing voices and perspective are outreached to, invited, and represented at the decision-making table to make sure they also influence societal institutions.

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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Community-Based Initiative

Our community-based initiative outlines the intentions and the practices that will follow to achieve our vision for Redmond. Reports, updates, and progress on the work is shared here. 

Resolutions and Proclamations

The City of Redmond's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is woven throughout our City's programs and policies. City resolutions and proclamations are the guidelines and declarations that support our dedication to recognizing and valuing all voices in our community.

DEI Community-based Initiative

  • Quarterly reports to City Council
  • 2021 Internal/Organizational Assessment 
  • 2022 External/Community Assessment
  • Coming soon: Strategic Plan

Resolutions


Proclamations


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Title VI and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Title VI of the Civil Rights Acts prohibits discrimination based on race, color, gender, or national origin in all benefits and services provided by government agencies. The City of Redmond assures that no person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity.

The Americans with Disabilities Act is a Civil Rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in access to jobs, public accommodations, government services and programs, public transportation, and telecommunications.

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