Serving Diverse Communities - Cultural Competency

Jul 1, 2007

Ethnic, racial, and cultural differences exist in all aspects of society, but nowhere are they more clearly evident than in our local communities. As predicted by demographers, our communities are changing. Many jurisdictions have been proactive in their response to the needs of these communities, while others are still seeking ways to proceed. Experience has shown that successful governments are responsive to residents. As communities change, government officials will need to continually modify their service delivery practices to be supportive of the groups within their city limits.

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