Diversity and Inclusion Policy
We embrace the uniqueness of all individuals, appreciating that each contributes a diversity of views, experiences, cultural heritage/traditions, skills/abilities, values, and preferences. We respect differences yet acknowledge shared commonalities uniting our community and develop meaningful priorities based upon our knowledge. We gain strength and effectiveness through increased volunteer and resource support.
The recognition of diversity within our community and organization values the differences and similarities in people through actions and accountability. These differences and similarities include age, ethnicity, language and culture, economic status, educational background, gender, geographic location, marital status, mental ability, national origin, organizational position and tenure, parental status, physical ability, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, and work experience.