Equity Summit 2022







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Resources from the 2023 ICMA Equity Summit | July 20-21, 2023

Session: Tools and Resources for Promoting Upward Mobility and Opportunity

The Economic Mobility Catalog, Results for America
Evidence-based strategies to improve upward economic mobility for your resident.

Boosting Upward Mobility, Urban Institute
Access Mobility Metrics, the Planning Guide for Local Action, and other resources using the upward mobility framework.

ICMA Economic Mobility & Opportunity Initiative & Cohort

ICMA’s Economic Mobility and Opportunity (EMO) Cohort is a unique and rare networking opportunity for ICMA members to receive training, technical assistance, and funding to inform policies and effect conditions that promote overall well-being and upward mobility for their residents. This opportunity is made possible with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Ten communities were selected to be members through a process that gauged readiness to implement EMO-centered strategies through policies, practices, processes, and programs. Watch now and listen to them speak about their EMO journey. ICMA is also sharing EMO resources and offering learning opportunities for our general membership. Learn more about this initiative at icma.org/EMO.

Session: The City of Dallas Racial Equity Plan: Intentional Ideas, Impactful Practices and Sustainable Outcomes

City of Dallas | Office of Equity and Inclusion: Big Audacious Goals

City of Dallas | Racial Equity Plan


Session: Equitable Representative Engagement: Creating a Balance to Understand Your Community

Community Connectors Program, City of Boulder, CO

San Jose for All Advisory Board

Creating a Targeted Universalism Framework, Othering and Belonging Institute

About Universal Design for Learning
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn.

Session: Burnout & Retention in DEIB: How to Identify and Advocate for Practitioners

Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle

Lead to Win: How to Be a Powerful, Impactful, Influential Leader in Any Environment”: Author: Carla A. Harris

“Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace & The Will to Change”: Author: Jennifer Brown

"The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth About Extraordinary Results": "The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth About Extraordinary Results" by Gary Keller (Author), Jay Papasan (Author)

Session: Continuum of Change: Advancing Equity through Individuals and Systems

MCOD Stage Development Model: Developing Multicultural Organizations: A Change Model


Equity Summit 2022

Resources from the  2022 ICMA Equity Summit

Resources from Equal Measure: Equal Measure, partners with foundations, nonprofits, and government organizations to apply new ways of thinking and learning to advance social change. We help those who “do good” do even better.

A Playbook for Equitable Economic Development published by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) provides guidance on identifying structural racism and implementing equitable practices

Model City Charter, 9th Edition, National Civic League: The Model City Charter is used by hundreds of cities to guide their charter language and governance structure.

Racial Equity at the National Civic League

Promoting Equity Through Employee Through Employee Resource Groups (LGHN)

Dialogues on Race & Equity - Arlington County, VA: The Dialogues on Race and Equity (DRE) are part of the County’s broader commitment to racial equity and follows the County Board’s 2019 equity resolution
DRE includes a series of virtual community conversations with individuals, local faith groups, civic organizations, and community leaders, to learn about and address the ways in which Arlington can be a more equitable and inclusive place for all residents and businesses.

Ho-Chunk Nation Land Acknowledgement | Waunakee, WI

Colorado State University Land Acknowledgement 

Debunking Handbook: Dealing with mis-information


Diversity, equity, and inclusion in the public service workforce | Report prepared by MissionSquare Research Institute formerly the Center for State and Local Government Excellence at ICMA-RC

Managing Workforce Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Local Government | Report prepared by MissionSquare Research Institute


 American Rescue Act Funding | City of Des Moines, Iowa

American Rescue Plan Act | City of Takoma Park, MD 

Resources on Social Justice, Race and Equity | Brookhaven, Georgia



Diversity Dashboard that shows the demographic breakdown by dept along with salary range and other relevant info | City of Norfolk, VA open data portal

Leveraging Existing Rules and Regulations: A compliance checklist to support your equity engagement initiatives | PublicInput



Defining and Developing a Data-Driven Budget Strategy (video) ResourceX webinar

Thirty U.S. Cities to Tackle Budget Crises and Advance Equity with Support from Bloomberg Philanthropies

What Works Cities: City Budgeting for Equity Recovery | Bloomberg Philanthropies


Polarity Management

Resources document

Equity Polarities to React to - Potential Polarities Relevant to Equity

Provide Your Feedback on Polarities Relevant to Equity Work


Partnering for Equitable Economic Development

Navy Yard Plan Update

Developer ESG Commitment

Built By Philly


Defining Equity

Measure of America: provides easy-to-use yet methodologically sound tools for understanding well-being and opportunity in America and stimulating fact-based dialogue about issues we all care about: health, education, and living standards.

Indicators for an Inclusive Regional Economy | Center for Economic Inclusion