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.Isabella Helene DavidRameet Kohli
Martha OrozcoEman TaiNatasha Tripplett
Brittany Jacobs
(Alternate 2)


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 DateAgenda PacketAgendaMinutesOther Materials
December 14, 2020Agenda PacketAgendaMinutesPresentations
January 14, 2021Agenda Packet
January 28, 2021Agenda PacketMinutesNone
February 11, 2021Agenda PacketAgendaMinutesNone
February 25, 2021Agenda PacketAgenda MinutesNone
March 11, 2021Agenda PacketAgendaMinutesPresentations
March 25, 2021Agenda PacketAgenda MinutesNone
April 8, 2021Agenda PacketAgendaMinutesPresentations
April 22, 2021
None
April 29, 2021Special Agenda PacketSpecial AgendaSpecial Meeting MinutesNone
May 13, 2021


May 27, 2021Agenda PacketAgendaMinutes
June 3, 2021Special Agenda PacketSpecial AgendaMinutesNone
June 10, 2021Agenda PacketAgendaMinutesNone
June 24, 2021Agenda PacketAgendaMinutesNone


Information researched and reviewed by the Community Task Force can be found on the References and Other Information page here.

  1. John Stefanski

    Assistant to the City Manager

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