Community Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Overview

Throughout 2020, issues of racial equity have been brought to the forefront of local and national discourse.  The Dublin City Council strongly believes in equity, diversity, and inclusion, and that this is a matter that requires additional discussion by the community.  In fact, the City Council recently changed its Mission and Values statements to reflect a new focus on these areas, and wishes to seek the community’s input on ways to improve or enhance its policies and practices.  As a result of this discussion, on September 1, 2020, the City Council established a Community Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

The Community Task Force  is charged with reviewing and developing recommendations on items within the City’s purview, specifically the following:

  • Policing
    • Training Curriculum
    • Policies and Procedures
    • Data Transparency and Context
    • Communications
    • Public Engagement and Community Relations
  • Diversity, Racial Equity, and Inclusion
    • Boards and Commission Recruitment
    • Inclusive, Equitable, and Accessible Programming and Events
    • Community Agency Funding and Support
    • Communications

The term of the Task Force shall begin in December 2020 and will expire on June 30, 2021, with recommendations being made to the City Council in July 2021.

The Task Force will have a minimum of one (1) regular meeting per month. Additional special meetings will be determined by the Task Force. Currently, the City anticipates these meetings will take place on Zoom, due to COVID-19 precautions and restrictions.

All information regarding this Task Force will be made available on this website. 

Membership

The Task Force consists of nine (9) voting members and three (3) alternates, all of which were appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. Members of the Task Force include:




Matthew AiniKathy AvanzinoBeatriz Ballesteros-Kogan
Clifford Brown Jr.Dyrell FosterIsabella Helene David
Rameet KohliEman TaiNatasha Tripplett
Martha Orozco
(Alternate 1)
Brittany Jacobs
(Alternate 2)
Denel McMahan
(Alternate 3)

The Task Force will be facilitated by Paul C. Hudson of Seed Collaborative, LLC.

Members can only miss two meetings during the six-month term of the Task Force without being replaced by an alternate. Alternates will also not be allowed to miss more than two meetings. Alternates will become members in the order listed on the Task Force website. The objective of this member/alternate model is to ensure that the City Council receives a report and recommendations that are consistent and supported by the nine-member Task Force.

Agendas & Minutes

Regular meetings of the Task Force will take place on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Meeting materials will be posted below when they are available. 

Meeting DateAgendaMinutesOther Materials
December 14, 2020AgendaMinutesPresentations
January 14, 2021
January 28, 2021

February 11, 2021


February 25, 2021


March 11, 2021


March 25, 2021


April 8, 2021


April 22, 2021


May 13, 2021


May 27, 2021


June 10, 2021


June 24, 2021


Other Information

  • June 17, 2020 Public Safety Community Conversation (VIDEO)
  • July 9, 2020 City Council Public Safety Study Session (VIDEO)
  1. John Stefanski

    Assistant to the City Manager

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