Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is now being formed. Interested in volunteering? Click here to learn more.

Mission Statement: To be diverse, equitable and inclusive in all we do, including our service delivery, decision-making, policies, and community engagement, for all in our community now and in the future.

The City of Shaker Heights is working to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in our community, particularly as these issues intersect with the work of the City. This section of the City's website will serve as a repository of information about this important work. 

For an overview of the City's goals and initiatives, view the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Framework (PDF), a roadmap for the City's planned work around DEI. The City has also hired its first DEI Officer (learn more about this role). Also, take a moment to read City Council's Resolution Condemning the George Floyd Killing and the Mayor's Message to the Community.

Learn More

Make a selection below to read more about the City's work on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Get Involved

  • The City's Human Relations Task Force Racial Equity Subcommittee maintains a list of organizations working on racial equity in Shaker Heights. View this list
  • Get involved! Volunteer to serve on a City Council committee.
  • Join us! Attend City meetings to learn more about the work of the City and provide your feedback. 
    • Step 1: Find the name/date of the meeting you would like to attend on our public meetings calendar.
    • Step 2: Locate the agenda for this meeting in the Agenda Center. (NOTE: agendas are posted a day or so before the meeting.) 
    • Step 3. Open the agenda to see details for joining the meeting and submitting questions. (NOTE: meetings are virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic.)