While underrepresented populations do exist in our local jurisdictions, there is optimism around local governments becoming more proactive and inclusive. And there is hope that local governments will create substantive programs that recruit, hire, and retain underrepresented populations into their ranks.

In this Leading Edge Research report, Kendra L. Smith, Ph.D., director of community engagement for the University of Houston - College of Medicine, highlights local governments that excel in increasing diversity and fostering inclusiveness. The report offers new findings and recommendations that can help local leaders in building programs that go beyond compliance and create hiring and retention processes that are robust and equitable and that secure the best candidates possible.

Expert Insight - Kendra L. Smith, Ph.D.


What's Inside The Report

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Leading Edge Monthly Videos adapted from "Beyond Compliance"