Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Mission Statement

To advance a culture that demonstrates diversity, equity and inclusion.
At Kent County, we work to provide a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and belonging environment for County employees and residents. We are committed to:
  • Providing our residents with equitable access to efficient, effective, and culturally responsive services
  • Intentionally incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in our service delivery
  • Recruiting and retaining a qualified, diverse workforce that reflects our continually changing community
DEI Strategic Plan

Five Key DEI Perspectives
 
Access & Equity

Access & Equity

Inclusive Participation

Inclusive Participation

Learning & Diversity

Learning & Diversity

Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Leadership & Commitment

Leadership & Commitment

 

 

Kent County embraces a shared responsibility across our 25 departments to achieve these priorities. We are committed to working internally and externally to help identify new and innovative strategies. We will continue to review our progress including work to enhance our performance metrics and integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in programs, practices, and policies. Read more about how diversity, equity, and inclusion are an integral part of addressing county-wide priorities in the Kent County Strategic Plan


How Does DEI Help Our Community?

Diverity, Equity, and Inclusion Infographic