Racial Equity Ad Hoc Committee
The Town of San Anselmo is accepting applications to its Racial Equity Ad Hoc Committee (Deadline 12/31/20)
On November 10th, the Town Council formed the Racial Equity Ad Hoc Committee and charged it with the tasks of examining issues of racial equity, social justice, systemic racial bias, and diversity in Town and to making recommendations to the Town Council on how to best advance equity in all Town departments and operationalize equitable polices, programs and procedures within Town government.
The purpose of the committee is to ensure that Town policies, programs, procedures and laws are not racist, are free of implicit biases, and that laws are fair and equitably enforced. The committee will also explore additional opportunities to build awareness, solutions and leadership for racial equity, social justice, systemic racial bias, and diversity for Town staff and the wider community.
With the goal of building an inclusive, vibrant and equitable community the committee will:
Conduct an audit of the Town’s policies, programs, procedures and laws to be sure that they are fair, equitable and free of biases of any kind.
Explore options and implement anti-bias, racial equity and other appropriate training for staff.
Explore additional opportunities to improve Town government policies, practices and programs to address racial equity, social justice, systemic racial bias, and diversity issues.
The committee will be comprised of up to seven (7) volunteer community members. Membership qualifications include being at least 16 years of age, and residing or working in, or owning a business or property in San Anselmo. Committee members will serve a term of one year. All applications shall be submitted online and the deadline for applications is December 31, 2020 to 5pm.