FREE WEBINAR: Building and Maintaining an Equity Mindset in Local Government

Jul 28, 2020 - Jul 28, 2020
01:00 pm - 02:30 pm ET


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Equity and Inclusion/Social Justice: ICMA Community Conversations

The time to address systemic inequality through deliberative equity programming in local government is now. Specifically, as events have shown, again and again, it is imperative to address racial inequity, in all facets of local government. As local governments sharpen their existing focus on social justice and racial equity or want to explore how to start, ICMA is hosting a 90-minute webinar on how to implement, manage, and maintain an equity-focused mindset in organizations.

The webinar will feature equity professionals in the local government, focusing on the present and future of equity work with ideas on challenges, experiences, and tools for how to build equity programs.

Topics we will cover:

  • What is a chief equity officer?
  • Implementing an equity focus with a small budget and staff
  • Benefits of having an equity mindset in local government
  • Challenges equity ambassadors overcome
  • Getting support/resources (buy-in) from leadership (governing body, CAO, department heads, etc.)
  • Doing this work in big and small communities
  • Identifying your top equity issues (where are the biggest challenges)
  • Overcoming community challenges (leadership is interested, but the public isn’t)


Jonathan Butler, Equity Manager, City of San Antonio, Texas

Anita Jones-McNair, Director of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Resources/Race and Equity Officer, Town of Carrboro, North Carolina

Karen Pinkos, ICMA Past President, City Manager, City of El Cerrito, Callifornia

Siri Russell, Director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion, Albemarle County, Virginia       


You will receive a confirmation email once you register. 

Preferred browsers for accessing the webinar: Chrome, Firefox or Edge.

This session will be recorded and made available at Local Gov Life Podcast.

ICMA has and will continue to keep members informed on the latest developments on this issue. For more information and resources, visit ICMA's Coronavirus Resources, Social Justice Resources, and Equity and Inclusion Resources.

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Event Details


  • Jul 28, 2020 - Jul 28, 2020
  • 01:00 pm 02:30 pm ET
  • Registration Deadline: 07/29/2020


  • Webinar


  • Member Price:$0.00
  • Non-Member:$0.00


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