Equity and Inclusion Resources

LOC Equity & Inclusion Committee

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

Meet the Equity and Inclusion Committee Members

Equity and Inclusion Committee FY 2021-22 Priorities 

Equity Lens Framework

So You Want to Form a Caucus Guide


Local Government People of Color Caucus

In October 2020, the LOC Board amended LOC Bylaws in order to recognize caucuses. Following the vote on the bylaws change, the first caucus, the Local Government People of Color Caucus was recognized by the LOC Board. Former Corvallis City Councilor Ed Junkins served as the inaugural president of the caucus.

The purpose of the Caucus is to:

  • Promote positive and effective relationships among city officials of color, their communities, political leaders, the League of Oregon Cities and its affiliate entities (such as the Oregon Mayors Association, Oregon City/County Management Association, City Attorneys Association);
  • Build and increase capacity of city officials of color and support a pipeline for people of color to engage in and serve in local government;
  • Serve as a resource to the League of Oregon Cities in the formulation of its policy agenda;
  • Prepare and advance city officials of color to serve in positions of leadership within the League of Oregon Cities and its affiliate organizations.

Learn more about the Local Government People of Color Caucus


LOC Women's Caucus

The League of Oregon Cities Women’s Caucus is a voluntary association open to elected and appointed current, former and upcoming city leaders which strives to:

  • Promote positive and effective relationships among women city officials, their communities, political leaders, and the LOC;
  • Build and increase the capacity of women to engage in and serve in local government;
  • Serve as a resource to the LOC Board in the formulation of its policy agenda;
  • Equip and advance women city officials to serve in positions of leadership on the LOC Board; and
  • Support, encourage and highlight the successes of city officials who are women.

Learn more about the LOC Women's Caucus