Cultural Inclusion Program
Program Mission & Goals
To help the City of Beaverton become increasingly welcoming, inclusive, representative, and responsive to historically underrepresented and underserved communities, particularly communities of color, immigrants, and refugees.
- Welcoming. Support integration and access to city programs and resources for target communities.
- Inclusive. Lead internal racial equity initiatives to create institutional change.
- Representative. Increase participation of target communities in decision-making and leadership roles.
- Responsive. Ensure that a framework of equity is used to develop key priorities and allocate resources.
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- The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan 2015 - 2017 Report released Feb. 2018
- Mayor Doyle officially recognizes February 2018 as Black History Month in Beaverton.
- Beaverton We Are All America Gathering held Friday, Feb. 2, 2018.
- The BOLD Program is now accepting applications for the 2018 cohort.
- The Cultural Inclusion Program is proud to co-sponsor a celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Beaverton on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017! See the program flyer for more details.
- Thank you to everyone that hosted and participated in 2017 Beaverton Welcoming Week events this year. There were 18 events and nearly 4,700 attendees - three times as many participants as last year!
"City stands behind native history, rather than honoring Christopher Columbus."
Beaverton Valley Times 10/17/2017
"Beaverton celebrates indigenous people"
Beaverton Valley Times 9/26/2017
"Hundreds of new U.S. citizens sworn in, told to 'seek knowledge, spread peace"
The Oregonian 2/20/2017
"Oregon officials defy Trump's vow to 'crack down' on sanctuary cities"
The Oregonian 1/25/2017
"Night Market brings the world to Beaverton”
Beaverton Valley Times 7/28/16
"Beaverton's BOLD program wins best practices award"
Beaverton Valley Times 06/25/16
"Bonamici visits final session of Beaverton BOLD program"
Beaverton Valley Times 5/24/2016
"Beaverton council OKs resolution supporting Muslims, tolerance for all"
The Oregonian 3/2/2016
"City Council supports Muslim community on Super Tuesday"
Beaverton Valley Times 3/2/2016
"Beaverton Naturalization Ceremony Swears in 49 new citizens"
The Oregonian 9/15/15
"Beaverton International Night Market Wildly Successful, Very Crowded"
The Oregonian 9/13/15
"World Cultures in Spotlight at Beaverton Night Market"
Beaverton Valley Times 8/8/15
"Beaverton graduates first all-Spanish speaking emergency response volunteers"
Oregon Live 6/10/15
"Beaverton Night Market moved to Sept. 12"
Beaverton Valley Times 5/21/15
"Beaverton honored for diversity work"
Beaverton Valley Times 3/9/2015
"Beaverton's Diversity Advisory Board plans International Night Market"
Beaverton Valley Times 2/11/15
"Beaverton wants to speak the same language as its residents"
Oregon Live 1/16/15
"Leadership and development training program tailored to Beaverton's minority communities"
Oregon Live 12/30/14
"How Beaverton is capitalizing on its diversity, inside and out"
Oregon Live 10/21/14
"Beaverton leadership program promotes diversity in civic engagement"
Oregon Live 07/30/14
|City sponsors welcoming grants and convenes third annual Welcoming Week celebration.|
|Mayor Doyle and City Council join area elected leaders in joint message combating racism.|
|Cultural Inclusion Program hosts the city's first intern from the PCC Future Connect Program.|
|DEI Plan 2015-2016 Accomplishments Report / Logros 2015-2016 published.|
|Beaverton officially declared a Sanctuary City.|
|Open letters to the community published post-election by the Diversity Advisory Board and elected officials.|
|Resolution passed to declare the second Monday of October Indigenous People's Day in Beaverton.|
|City co-hosts Partners in Diversity's Say Hey! event at Children's Museum.|
|Beaverton Night Market double in size from first year and attracts and estimated 14,000 attendants.|
|BOLD Program recognized with the Public Involvement Best Practices Award from the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter.|
|City Council passes welcoming resolution in support of Muslim Community, drafted by the Diversity Advisory Board.|
|City's Internal Equity Team is created.|
|DEI Plan Year 1 Accomplishments Report published.|
|City adopts Title VI non-discrimination statement.|
|Citywide Language Access policy passed.|
|City celebrates first Beaverton Welcoming Week.|
|Diversity Advisory Board hosts the first Beaverton Night Market, attracting more than 5,000 attendants.|
|Minority, Women and Emerging Small Business (MWESB) policy adopted by City Council and added to City Purchasing Code.|
|City of Beaverton declared a Welcoming City, as part of the National Welcoming Cities and Counties initiative.|
|Chief's Breakfast Forum is created.|
|The Cultural Inclusion Program tied for 1st at the 2015 City Cultural Diversity Award in the population category 25,001 - 100,000 presented by the National League of Cities.|
|The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan is adopted by City Council.|
|A 13-member Diversity Advisory Board begins their work together with training, staff support and City Council liaison.|
|2nd BOLD Program is completed successfully with 22 graduates from more than 11 countries participating.|
|The DAB creates a DRAFT Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Plan with recommendations across eight key areas for adoption by City Council.|
|Multicultural Community Forum organized by the Diversity Task Force in collaboration with community partners to update priorities.|
|Diversity Advisory Board (DAB) is established as an official standing city advisory board. Special recruitment efforts to yield diverse applicants from a variety of communities.|
|Cultural Inclusion Program, permanent Outreach position created in the Mayor's Office.|
|City contracts with the Center for Intercultural Organizing to hold the 1st BOLD (Beaverton Organizing and Leadership Development) training for immigrant and refugee leaders.|
|Beaverton International Celebration created as an annual celebration of the multitude of diverse racial/ethnic communities that make up Beaverton.|
|Community Outreach meetings hosted as another forum for dialog with communities of color.|
|Multicultural Center Feasibility Study conducted to gather information and build momentum for the future center envision by the Diversity Task Force.|
|Annual staff "Diversity Summits" created with Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District and the Beaverton School District (now called "Equity Seminars").|
|City Services Guide translated (below) into multiple languages to increase access to information about city services.|
|Multicultural Community Leadership Forums sponsored by the Mayor's Office and community partners bring together more than 80 leaders of color to discuss priorities for cultural inclusion.|
|Diversity Task Force created as the first ongoing volunteer committee to advise the Mayor's Office on diversity and equity.|