Portland Metro Moves Forward with Racial Equity
In a short but powerful meeting on June 23, elected Metro Council members unanimously approved Metro’s first-ever Strategic Plan to Advance Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. This was a major milestone in Metro’s path to put racial equity at the forefront of all of the agency’s services, plans, policies and procedures.
The Strategic Plan includes five long term goals: convene and support regional partners to advance racial equity, make Metro’s services more welcoming for people of color, hire and retain a more racially diverse workforce, engage communities of color more meaningfully and effectively, and allocate resources to advance racial equity. The Strategic Plan also includes a tool to infuse racial equity into decision-making at the project level and a robust plan for participatory implementation and evaluation.