Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility

LOC Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility Committee

In April 2019, the LOC formed the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee with the goal of serving as a more inclusive organization that is welcoming to:

  • People of all colors, races, ethnicities, religions, genders and sexual orientations;
  • People from both rural areas and urban cities;
  • People with disabilities; and
  • All other communities across the state. 

In October 2023, the Board of Directors changed the name of the DEI Committee to the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility (DEIA) Committee to recognize the importance of ensuring the LOC, its committees, programs, and processes are accessible to all.

The LOC strives to include these communities at the board, committee and membership levels and engage in open dialogues with the intent of creating an equity lens. The committee makes recommendations to the LOC Board of Directors about strategies to achieve these goals.

DEIA Survey of Members

As part of the DEIA Committee's two-year goals and adopted work plan, the committee surveyed cities in Oregon, asking who has adopted an equity lens, created a DEIA Committee, or has enacted initiatives or programs that support work related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
View the results of the survey (Excel file)


DEIA Committee Meetings

DEIA Committee's Two-Year Work Plan 2023-2025

Equity Lens Framework (updated June 2024)

Resolution Formalizing the LOC's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility Committee

Helpful Links


1st Quarter 2022 Local Focus Magazine:

3rd Quarter 2021 Local Focus Magazine:


Free DEIA Video Library

Watch videos from recent LOC training sessions and conferences that offer candid conversations and perspectives on diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Better Talk About Race
  • City Accommodations (Understanding Disability and Our Responsibilities as City Officials)
  • How Small Communities are Approaching Equity and Inclusion
  • How to Engage Diverse Leaders in Communities
  • Race in Oregon: A Historical Perspective
  • Race, Equity, and Leadership (REAL) 
View the DEIA Video Library