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On February 21, 2017 the City Council adopted Resolution R-5240 declaring Kirkland a safe, inclusive, and welcoming community for all people. Since that time, the City has embarked on several initiatives related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging across all City departments.
The City has published a draft Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging 5-Year Roadmap(PDF, 352KB) for community review. This plan is anticipated to be adopted by Council sometime in early 2022. (En español(PDF, 543KB) )
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Helping Kirkland be a more safe, inclusive, and welcoming place for all people.
How the City can incorporate input from and build better environmental outcomes for all people in Kirkland
Information and application for the Kirkland Police Department Black Community Advisory Committee.
The resources on this page are intended to serve as a ‘toolkit’ for businesses and organizations in the spirit of this commitment.
The City strives to create a Kirkland where Black people feel safe and respected and interpersonal, institutional or structural racism no longer exists.
To express solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in Kirkland and beyond.
The City of Kirkland is committed to ensuring that Kirkland is a diverse and inclusive community that is concerned for the welfare of all community members and where everyone is respected, valued, and has a sense of belonging.
The City of Kirkland has proclaimed June as “Pride Month” in Kirkland since 2019 to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual members of our community.
As part of the City’s efforts around Resolution R-5434, the City has composed a hyper-local Native history of Kirkland in collaboration with local tribal leaders and Native experts and in consultation with a variety of historical sources.
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