Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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 page will serve as a repository of information about this important work. Updates will be posted here when available and also shared in The Mayor's Report and/or City News email newsletters (learn how to subscribe).
View the current Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Framework (PDF), a roadmap for the City's planned work around DEI.
In summer 2020, the City launched a series of periodic Community Conversations focused on DEI. Learn more about these events.
Practices, Policies & Legislation
- Learn more about the policies and practices of the Shaker Heights Police Department, including the Bias Free Policing Policy and Response to Threat Policy
- View a recent Shaker Life article about the Police Department, which provides an in-depth look at recruitment
- Learn how the Family Safety Questionnaire helps the City's safety services, including the Police Dept., better serve community members with cognitive disorders, including autism spectrum disorder
- Learn more about the City's Fair Housing Office, which is charged with ensuring fair and equal opportunity in housing for all Shaker Heights residents
- Learn how in 2019, the City enacted additional anti-discrimination protections for the LGBTQ community
- Learn more about how the City is planning a major reinvestment for the Chagrin-Lee District, including robust engagement with residents in the neighboring Moreland and Lomond communities.
Learn More & Get Engaged
- 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
- Read City Council's Resolution Condemning the George Floyd Killing
- Read the Mayor's Message to the Community
- 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.)