Mayoral Ad Hoc Committee on Equity & Diversity

City of Lewiston's Equity Statement

The City of Lewiston is committed to equity. Through intentional, continuous reflection and action, the City and our community systems - including education, employment, health care, housing, law enforcement, businesses and beyond - are dedicated to addressing and dismantling systems of inequity while working together to build resilient and accessible communities where people of all cultures and identities can thrive.

We acknowledge that without an intentional focus on equity, we will continue to perpetuate and deepen inequality, injustice and harm.

The City of Lewiston recognizes that those struggling with the impacts of systemic and persistent forms of discrimination, poverty, and lack of opportunity continue to be stigmatized, marginalized and excluded from accessing institutions and quality services needed that promote health, safety and well-being.

 Equity in the City of Lewiston requires a steadfast commitment to one another. The cornerstone of safeguarding equal opportunity is the ability to access resources, municipal services and educational programs regardless of identity, wealth or social standing. Equity is fair and inclusive for all members of our community, ensuring that equal opportunity exists and voices are heard and valued from those traditionally underrepresented. Here the City endeavors to create an environment where everyone is treated fairly, respectfully, and embraced, regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender identity, marital or familial status, immigration status, sexual orientation, age, economic status, disability, or other individual identities expressed and experienced.

The City of Lewiston has a pivotal role in achieving these goals and creating a sense of welcoming and belonging for everyone. We work together to create an equitable environment for all.

 BACKGROUND
The Mayoral Ad Hoc Committee on Equity and Diversity was established for the purpose of advising and making recommendations to the City Council on steps to ensure the City treats all residents and visitors equally and that the City’s workforce represents the diversity of our community. 

The committee met twice a month throughout 2020 and formulated recommendations for Lewiston's municipal officials and key staff  to ensure that fair and equitable treatment is provided to all.

Meeting RecordingsRecordings of Equity & Diversity meetings are posted on the City of Lewiston YOUTUBE Channel.

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List of Committee Members
Mayoral Update - September 8, 2020

1/26/21 City Council Workshop Agenda - Recommendations from the Ad Hoc Committee
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