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The city's DEI Committee wants input from residents about potential barriers to inclusion in town.

The Wilsonville government's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee will soon host focus groups to hear community members' experiences and gauge opinions on how the city could be a more welcoming place.

The focus groups will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 13, 15 and 19 and from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16. They will include eight to 10 people and will be held over Zoom.

The sessions will inform the committee's strategies moving forward.

"These focus groups allow people to share unique and candid perspectives about life in Wilsonville that will help the committee identify where systemic barriers to inclusion may exist within the community, and what can be done to make programs, policies and events more inclusive and equitable," a city press release read.

The DEI committee, which consists of 11 members and has been meeting regularly for about six months, will provide recommendations to the Wilsonville City Council on policies designed to foster greater equity.


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