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Diversity, Inclusivity and Social Equity


City Commitment to Advancing Racial Equity

Diversity, Inclusivity, and Social Equity Board

The city is well-positioned to discuss and identify next steps to advance racial equity. City Council’s vision for the community is:

Northglenn is a diverse and welcoming community that celebrates its small-town character, urban energy, and thriving businesses.

Council specifically identified “inclusivity” as one of four community values in their 2019-2023 Strategic Plan. Within this plan, City Council identified Diverse Community as a strategic priority. The goal definition for Diverse Community includes: Maintain and celebrate our diverse community.

Partnership with GARE

The City of Northglenn joined the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) in the fall of 2019 as a step to further the city’s efforts to advance racial equity. Information about GARE can be found here:

Following the murder of George Floyd, the city has received numerous requests for information about what the city is doing in response.  City Council is having robust conversations about the city’s next steps.  The city will update this page with engagement opportunities and information related to next steps.

Timeline of Actions
  • Northglenn City Council adopts the 2019-2023 Strategic Plan that identifies Diverse Community and Community Engagement as focus areas.
  • June 8 - Chief May provided Council with an update on training, use of force, and status of the 360 Assessment.
  • June 17 – Mayor Leighty, City Manager Geyer and Chief May held a Telephone Town Hall on public safety.
  • July 10 - The Police Department 360 Assessment was made available to the public. There is also  an online comment form for residents to give feedback and ask questions that were addressed at the July 29 telephone town hall.
  • July 15 - City Council directed staff to move forward with the creation of a Diversity, Inclusivity, and Social Equity Board
  • July 22 - Berry Dunn presented recommendations and findings to City Council in a study session. Council heard a presentation on the full report and also asked questions.
  • July 29 - A telephone town hall specifically focused on responding to community questions about the report.
  • Aug. 11-Sept. 4 - Applications accepted for the city's new Diversity, Inclusivity and Social Equity (DISE) Board.
  • Oct. 22 - The DISE Board held its first meeting.
2021 and On-going
  • The city hosts a Hate Crimes Forum, PRIDE event, and the DISE Board begins on-going outreach and educational opportunities.
  • City Council, staff, and board & commission volunteers participate in DEI training. 
  • In May Northglenn employees identify their values: Customer Service Excellence, Inclusivity, Integrity, Accountability, Respect and Joy. 

Related Information



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Tamara Dixon
Human Resources Director and Chief Diversity Officer