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Government seeks to assess the impact that internal operations has on the community.

Oregon City officials are hosting community listening sessions and conducting a survey to understand the current state of diversity, equity and inclusion within the city government and the impact internal DEI operations has on the Oregon City community.

Community members are invited to attend events in virtual, in-person and hybrid formats. No prior attendance is needed to attend any of these options.

• Sept. 7, 3-4 p.m. This hybrid meeting offers registration for those who would like to participate virtually, or you can attend in-person in the Community Room of the Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St.

For community members who would like to attend in person, the meeting will be held in the Library's Community Room or register for virtual option.

• Sept. 8, 3-4 p.m. In-person only at the Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St.

For community members who would like to attend, the meeting will be held in the Library's Community Room.

• Sept. 9, noon-1 p.m. In-person only in the Commission Chambers at the Libke Public Safety Facility, 1234 Linn Ave.

• Sept. 15, 6-7 p.m. This meeting will be held as virtual only.

In May, Oregon City partnered with MGT Consulting to help guide DEI efforts and develop a Community DEI Task Force made up of residents and members of the community. City staff and elected officials were not eligible to be members of the Community Task Force.

In addition to the September Community Listening Sessions, community members will have the opportunity to complete a survey that will help MGT identify DEI barriers and future opportunities within the city. The survey will be open through Sept. 30.

Take the survey or register for virtual meetings at orcity.org/humanresources/diversity-equity-and-inclusion. This link includes more information about this initiative, including the links to the Community DEI Task Force's first meetings.


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