Pittsfield's residents are invited to review findings from a study group commissioned by Mayor Linda Tyer on how local government and Pittsfield public schools can further advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. A pair of webinars have been scheduled for Thursday, March 25th at noon and 6pm. 

Over the past several months, the DEI study group met with community members and leaders to understand our current systems and needs. We also researched models used in other communities to identify potential best practices... We have now developed a set of recommendations that we would like community members to see and respond to. Feedback is extremely important as we work together toward creating a more welcoming and inclusive Pittsfield. ~ Michael Taylor, of the city’s Department of Human Resources 

 

According to a press release from the Office of Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer, a short presentation will be given regarding the recommendations. That will be followed by an opportunity to provide verbal or written responses.  

Spanish interpretation and captions will also be available. Individuals with special needs are asked to call 413-499-9340 or email pittsfielddei@cityofpittsfield.org. 

In October 2020, Mayor Tyer established the study group tasked with providing some recommendations on enhancing DEI in the following areas: recruitment and retention; leadership and career development; cultural competency training; strategic planning; compliance; advocacy; and education. 

You can register for the noon webinar Here 

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ozBd5I2iTUG52Kv-HlG2EA  

Register for 6 p.m. webinar here 

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9sDm1hp4TSS_DY76O7tDOw

For more information, please call the Department of Human Resources at 413-499-9340.