Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

LOC Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

In April 2019, the LOC formed the Diversity, Equity and 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. 

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.

DEI Committee Meetings

DEI Committee FY 2021-22 Priorities 

Equity Lens Framework

So You Want to Form a Caucus Guide

Helpful Links


1st Quarter 2022 Local Focus Magazine:

3rd Quarter 2021 Local Focus Magazine:


Free DEI 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 DEI Video Library