Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force
Diversity, equity, and inclusion SURVEY: Share your thoughts
The City of Happy Valley believes that diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities contribute to the health, welfare, and economy of Happy Valley. As we become increasingly more diverse, we want to ensure that every voice is heard and can contribute to the future of the City.
We have been working with Tangible Development, a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) consulting firm, to help become more of a community where everyone feels welcomed and valued.
As we continue this journey of organizational change to benefit the entire City, we now need to hear from you, the residents of Happy Valley.
In this step, we need to collect the most honest, complete, and accurate data about how the residents of Happy Valley feel about the City as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The results of the survey will inform our strategic direction as we work with Tangible Development to set goals and plans.
If you cannot access the survey or have other challenges, please contact Jaimie Huff at 503-886-8428.
Role of the Task Force
- Help the City identify and provide services, programs, and events to all members of the community and remove barriers to those services
- Assist the City’s efforts to reach out to and communicate with individuals from historically marginalized groups
- Act as a community voice in establishing a DEI Strategic Plan
- Work with a consultant team, City staff, and elected leaders to develop a structure for DEI accountability and on-going conversations between the community and the City
DEI Task Force Meetings are held virtually at 6:00 PM on the second Monday of each month.
Notice of Possible Quorum
Happy Valley City Council Notice of Possible Quorum
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Task Force Meetings
Meetings are held virtually until further notice
Notice of possible quorum.
Members of the City Council possibly constituting a quorum may attend the DEI Task Force Meetings.
The Council will not deliberate towards nor make a decision.
Upcoming DEI Task Force Meetings:
03/08/21 – 6pm
Past DEI Task Force Meetings:
February 8, 6:00pm
January 11, 6:00pm
December 8th, 6:00pm
Task Force Members
For over a year, the City Council has been exploring options on how to focus our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and expand these efforts in our city. In 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). Then, in March of this year, the City Council established a 2020 goal to support and foster a community and organizational culture that embraces DEI.
We strongly believe that diverse and vibrant backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities contribute to the health, welfare, and economy of Happy Valley. 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. As a city, we are committed to expanded efforts with this focus.