Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Project

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Audit and Plan
Posted on 09/09/2020
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The Village Board approved the hiring of a consulting firm, The Kaleidoscope Group, to conduct a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) audit and plan for the Village for $31,000. This project is driven by the Village Board’s strategic priority to “Find new ways to embrace diversity with the community and the Village Government.”

Kaleidoscope was chosen for its breadth of experience, including a demonstrated understanding of and experience with municipal governments as organizations. While the group will be focusing primarily on a review of the Village government as an employer, they will be hosting four community engagement sessions of about 20 people each as part of their scope of work. The community sessions will provide insights into the perspectives of our residents and will help define desired outcomes and areas of focus.

The Village is continuing with other projects as part of this strategic priority including a continuation of last year’s unconscious bias training, efforts to increase the number of minority and female police officer candidates, and a disability accommodation assessment.

Learn more about the project's process and progress by viewing the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion website page