In the summer of 2021, Mayor O’Connor appointed an Ad Hoc Work Group on Diversity, Equity, and Belonging Issues. It was charged with determining a plan to ensure that Monona makes a long-term commitment to racial and social justice and equity both at city hall and in the community at large. The group recently submitted their report to the city council. It contains a lot of information on the current status of racial diversity in Monona as well as a list of recommendations on ways to improve racial and social justice and equity in Monona and make it a more welcoming community. The recommendations are focused on three primary areas – Housing and Transportation; City Operations and Community Capacity Building.
Plan to join members of the DEIB Work Group for a community forum on Thursday, July 14 at 6:30 pm in the Municipal Room at the Library. The forum will be an opportunity for community members to provide feedback on the report and engage with work group members and each other about future DEIB work in Monona.
You can access the DEI Work Group’s webpage to find agendas and minutes from their meetings as well as other related information, and you can read the final report here.