Diversity & Inclusion

Kent County...A Great Place to Work

CIC Members | Our Mission | Our Vision | Goals | Past Events & Tributes

Cultural Insight Council

Kent County's primary vehicle for advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace is the Cultural Insight Council (CIC). Formed in January 2001, the CIC is a self-directed, interdepartmental work group sponsored by the County Administrator/Controller's Office. The council is comprised of employees of diverse backgrounds, representing all levels of the organization.

Our Mission

To act as a catalyst to foster a culture which recognizes, accepts and values the individual differences of its employees and is responsive to the changing needs of our diverse community.

Our Vision

To have a culture where employees understand, value and sustain diversity and inclusion.

Council Members

Gerard Akkerhuis Circuit Court - Case Management
Chris Becker Prosecuting Attorney's Office
Teresa Branson Health Department
Matthew Budd Juvenile Detention
Natasha Burke Friend of the Court
Michelle Burt Fiscal Services
Rita Caruth Prosecuting Attorney's Office
Angela Dolan (Duursma) Circuit Court Services
Sangeeta Ghosh Administrator's Office
Heather Harvey Human Resources
Meghan Kirby 63rd District Court
Lisa LaPlante Administrator's Office
Michael Loxterman Information Technology
Stacy McGinnis Juvenile Detention
Marcela Moralez-Morris Circuit Court - Family Division
Lynette Pearson Circuit Court - Family Division
Darius Quinn Human Resources
Michael Remo Circuit Court - Family Division
Cynthia Robinson Information Technology
Huemartin Robinson Juvenile Detention
Juan Rosario Friend of the Court
Darrell Singleton Jr. Housing & Community Development
Julie Taylor Health Department
Julie Vredeveld Friend of the Court
LaSchelle Walton Friend of the Court

Goals

1. To create a culture of inclusion where all employees are able to succeed and are valued for their contributions to the efficient functioning of Kent County Government. Establishing a culture of inclusion will assist Kent County in maximizing its operational effectiveness, as it is our belief that team members are more willing and able to contribute when they are valued for their contributions and included in their organization's progress.

2. To promote cultural understanding among our employees that will assist them in fulfilling the County's mission of effectively serving the needs of our diverse community. It is our belief that by possessing a greater understanding of the cultures within our community and within our workplace, County employees are better equipped to maintain and enhance positive employee relationships between employees of diverse backgrounds.

3. To promote and encourage workforce diversity at all levels of the organization.

4. Ensure that the public we serve receives services in a culturally sensitive manner.

Past Events and Tributes

2013

African Americans

Martin Luther King Day Tribute Poster

» Martin Luther King Day Tribute Poster

2012

Health Equity & Social Justice

Health Equity & Social Justice Poster

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Hispanic/Latino

Hispanic Heritage Poster

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Age & Generations

Age & Generations Poster

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Native Americans

Native American Heritage Poster

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Economic Diversity

Economic Diversity Poster

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Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion Poster

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Dutch

Dutch Poster

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2011

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2009

2008