Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Our Equity Statement

We are committed to making New Brighton the preferred place to live, work and play for everyone. As an organization, the City of New Brighton understands that inequities exist in our community based on factors such as race, ethnicity, language, age, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and other differences. We know that the government has played a role in these systemic inequities. To succeed in our City's mission and vision, live up to our values, and accomplish our goals, we commit to addressing these inequities through access, opportunity, and quality services so that outcomes do not vary based on the differences above. We commit to the following as we strive for equity:

  • We welcome and value people of all characteristics, backgrounds, and experiences.
  • We will cultivate and maintain a workforce that reflects the community and our commitment to diversity.
  • We will create a community in which all people are connected to each other with a sense of shared purpose of achieving the city's mission, vision, and values.
  • We will evaluate decisions with equity in mind.

New Brighton staff will adhere to an Equity Strategic Action Plan to ensure fulfillment of our Equity Statement. 

Our Land Acknowledgment

The City of New Brighton recognizes the Dakota people as the original caretakers of Mni Sota Makoce. We acknowledge the centuries of violence, oppression, and displacement perpetrated by our state and federal government to acquire the land where we live, work, and play.

Indigenous people are still here and will continue to enrich our community in immeasurable ways. We are committed to: 

  • Raising awareness of persisting consequences of historical legacies. 
  • Amplifying the vibrancy of Indigenous people and culture. 
  • Elevating the ongoing connection between Dakota people and the land we call home.