At Kent County we recognize that the promotion and advancement of diversity and inclusion in the workplace is not only the right thing to do, but we also recognize the organizational values and benefits that are afforded by embracing and sustaining such a workforce.
As an organization, Kent County values diversity and inclusion. We are committed to a diverse and inclusionary environment, led by our Cultural Insight Council (CIC), a self-directed work team celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2011.
We define diversity as the variety of differences found in our community, including - but not limited to - race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious beliefs, veteran status, national origin, and political beliefs. We define inclusion as the involvement and empowerment of our employees, where the values and dignity of all persons are recognized. As an inclusive government, we will continuously work to promote a sense of belonging and practice respect for the contributions, beliefs, backgrounds and ways of living of our employees.
We are committed to educating our employees about our diverse community through initiatives such as our Cultural Awareness Employee Orientation module on diversity and inclusion, through the CIC's "brown bag luncheons," posters, and other activities, and through our belief that diversity and inclusion are solid business practices that help promote employee understanding, empowerment and innovation.
Ultimately, promoting diversity and inclusion allows us to fulfill the mission of Kent County by delivering culturally sensitive and quality services to our diverse community.
- Daryl J. Delabbio
"Kent County...Where Diversity & Inclusion Matter"