The purpose of the Racial Equity Ad Hoc Committee is to ensure that Town policies, programs, procedures and laws are not racist, are free of implicit biases, and that laws are fair and equitably enforced. The committee will also explore additional opportunities to build awareness, solutions and leadership for racial equity, social justice, systemic racial bias, and diversity for Town staff and the wider community. The Resolution creating the committee is here. With the goal of building an inclusive, vibrant and equitable community the committee will:
Conduct an audit of the Town’s policies, programs, procedures and laws to be sure that they are fair, equitable and free of biases of any kind.
Explore options and implement anti-bias, racial equity and other appropriate training for staff.
Explore additional opportunities to improve Town government policies, practices and programs to address racial equity, social justice, systemic racial bias, and diversity issues.