Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

DEI Strategic Plan

In 2021, after over a year of public input from the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force, the City Council approved the DEI Strategic Plan.  The City of Happy Valley strongly believes that diverse and vibrant backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities contribute to the health, welfare, and economy of the community. No statement against hatred and bigotry is enough. This work takes consistent and thoughtful actions every day to foster a community that values equity and justice for all. The DEI Strategic Plan demonstrates the City’s commitment to taking these actions.

Task Force Members

The development of the DEI Strategic Plan wouldn’t have been possible without the guidance from dedicated community members. The City would like to thank the following people for volunteering on the DEI Task Force:

Ami Shannon

Ankur Doshi

Avi Patel

Blanca Johnson

Chip Dunn

David Pagan

Erika Preuitt

Harold Fowlkes

Jaden Andrews

Jake Lee

Joey Rachid

Ly Furrow

Mary Kozy

Nicole Nix

Sara Koyano

Steve Sirkin

Tiffany Parret

Tommy Botton

David Emami
Council Liaison

Markley Drake
Council Liaison

For more information contact:

Ben Bryant, Assistant City Manager

Resolution 21-20

A resolution Approving the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan

Resolution 20-27

A resolution Condemning Racism, Supporting Justice and Equality, and Authorizing the Creation of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force


The City’s formal efforts to recognize DEI as a priority started in 2019 and have taken many steps since, including:

  • March 2019: the City Council adopted a proclamation supporting local DEI efforts, as well as encouraging the community discussions that had been started by the United Community Alliance (UCA).
  • March 2020: the City Council established a goal to support and foster a community and organizational culture that embraces DEI.
  • September 2020: the City Council approved Resolution 20-27 condemning racism, supporting justice and equality, and created the DEI Task Force.
  • October 2021: the City Council approved Resolution 21-20 approving the DEI Strategic Plan.

Community Messages


City Council condemn the racist comments made by Clackamas County Commissioner, Mark Shull. 
Read letter

Clackamas County Covid-19/Omicron Information