Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

In 2021 the Town of Erie welcomed the first Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Manager to the Town staff. As part of the Town's Vision of being "Innovative stewards of our community, committed to excellence" leadership on staff and the Board of Trustees determined that adding a specific DEI position and focus at the Town was imperative. 

To share some examples, this is what staff has embarked on:

  • Creating new guidelines for hiring and recruiting bias for all staff involved in the hiring process.
  • Examining how we compensate staff members who provide additional skills such as interpreters, translators, and cultural brokers to our constituents.
  • Developing new policies around housing and development that will provide the opportunity for families and individuals in different income levels and requiring such to be a part of the Town’s composition.
  • Accepting a grant to support employee-owned business models with an overall goal of attracting more diverse business owners to the community.

We invite you to be curious and kind with yourself and others. If you have any questions, please email contactus@erieco.gov.

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