Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We are all striving to work against systemic inequalities, both in our country and our community. When we say "Come on in," we want everyone to be and to feel welcome in Sumner. Yet, we know that is not always the case. Obstacles that hinder everyone's ability to be truly included are issues that demand our engagement and attention.

What We've Done So Far

The City of Sumner has addressed diversity, equity and inclusion in the various services we provide. See the PDF document at right for more information about these efforts. There's always room for more. And, real change can not be dictated just from the City government or the school district. It takes all of us working together each and every day.

Listening to You

To that end, we usually ask three questions when we talk with people in Sumner: what's working; what could be better; and what can we do to make it better? Usually, answers focus on traffic, land use and similar topics. In this space, we ask you to think about these questions through the lens of diversity, equity and inclusion. Please do not expect a reply to every idea. This is our time to listen to you, and we appreciate in advance your time and your thoughtfulness.

We are all striving to work against systemic inequalities, both in our country and our community. When we say "Come on in," we want everyone to be and to feel welcome in Sumner. Yet, we know that is not always the case. Obstacles that hinder everyone's ability to be truly included are issues that demand our engagement and attention.

What We've Done So Far

The City of Sumner has addressed diversity, equity and inclusion in the various services we provide. See the PDF document at right for more information about these efforts. There's always room for more. And, real change can not be dictated just from the City government or the school district. It takes all of us working together each and every day.

Listening to You

To that end, we usually ask three questions when we talk with people in Sumner: what's working; what could be better; and what can we do to make it better? Usually, answers focus on traffic, land use and similar topics. In this space, we ask you to think about these questions through the lens of diversity, equity and inclusion. Please do not expect a reply to every idea. This is our time to listen to you, and we appreciate in advance your time and your thoughtfulness.

  • Pierce County Equity Map

    This is a very interesting map representation of how Equity is distributed over Pierce County.

    Map Layers Include:

    • Equity Overview
    • Livability
    • Accessibility
    • Economy
    • Education
    • Environmental Health

    Is this data what you would expect in pierce County?

    Equity Map

  • DEI Training

    The Sumner DEI Committee is please to announce the selection and approval of Cross-Cultural Dynamics, LLC to provide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training to City Employees and Council. CCD is a minority-owned and operated firm that specializes in providing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Racial Equity, and Organizational and Leadership Development consultations. They are a team of experts that have proudly and passionately impacted many clients through our interactive and out-of-the-box philosophy. Using up to date andragogical approaches and tools, they engage participants to think critically as we explore decision-making processes, communication, racial understandings, biases, social justice, and more.

    Training will begin in mid-October and we look forward to growing and sharing this information.

Page last updated: 19 October 2021, 11:41