The City of Roseville is committed to taking tangible steps to normalize, organize, and operationalize racial equity principles and tools, with an eye toward impactful and sustainable outcomes that create a more equitable community.
Racial equity is when race can no longer be used to predict success and outcomes for all groups are improved.
In 2018, a team of 14 Roseville staff members representing every department at the city participated in a year-long racial equity training. The League of Minnesota Cities (LMC) and the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) facilitated the program.
To build on this training, the city has formed a Strategy Team. The Strategy Team is a group of diverse city staff members which will work toward:
- Providing guidance to the consultant on overall direction for the consultancy
- Supporting the effective participation of a broader group of Stakeholders in the consultancy activities as necessary, sufficient and appropriate
- Helping craft and review a citywide improvement plan
- Contributing to leadership adoption of the improvement plan
This Strategy Team will evaluate, recommend and help implement activities, programs, and campaigns that further the development and adoption of the equity strategic action plan for the City of Roseville. The group is responsible for evaluating the feasibility of proposed activities and for ensuring that all recommended activities align with the mission and philosophy of the city, its values, and its equity goals. The team will also help ensure integration of improvement efforts with other city initiatives, such as GARE.
Race is consistently a primary indicator of a person’s success and wellness in society and government has historically played a role in creating barriers and inequities. These actions have created racial disparities that continue to harm our community. Rectifying these disparities is critical to the development of a vibrant community and a high quality of life for all residents.
The City of Roseville is dedicated to creating an inclusive community where the predictability of success is not based on race or ethnicity. To accomplish this goal, all city departments will prioritize racial equity in their planning, delivery, and evaluation of programs, policies, and services. The City of Roseville is committed to taking tangible steps to normalize, organize, and implement racial equity principles and tools, with an eye toward impactful and sustainable outcomes that create a more equitable community.