Diversity Statement

The City of Ithaca is committed to a work environment and community governance that values and supports diversity and inclusion. Collectively we will strive to learn about diversity; educate city employees, members of boards and committees and other volunteers; and promote acceptance of the differences of others within our workforce and our community.

Our goal is to strengthen the city's work environment, our government, and our ability to serve our constituents.

In order to accomplish these goals, we will:
  • Actively seek employees and volunteers with diverse backgrounds.
  • Develop and maintain a work environment that supports and nurtures every individual throughout his or her tenure with the city.
  • Continue to develop laws, policies, and procedures governing our workforce and the City of Ithaca that are mindful and inclusive of our diverse community