The City of Montgomery, like most American communities, is growing and diversifying. Presently, Sycamore Community Schools has a student population representing 41 nationalities and spoken languages, making it one of the most culturally diverse systems in the state. Approximately 10 percent of Montgomery residents are cultural minorities. City council and administration believe the infusion of various cultures, faiths, and customs enriches social and civic life and is a positive development for the community.
Dell Carter is a Senior Healthcare Portfolio Manager at Fifth Third Bank. He resides in Montgomery, OH, with his wife, Lisa, and his three children: Charlie (6), Natalie (6), and Emmett (4). Dell grew up in Blue Ash, OH, and graduated from Sycamore High School.
Why is it important for you to participate in the Montgomery Diversity and Inclusion Committee?
Participating in the Montgomery D&I Committee is an important way to ensure progress continues in a community that has given my family and me so much. My parents moved to Blue Ash in 1986 because of the diversity within the school district. Being mixed (black, white, and Native American), my parents thought it was absolutely necessary to move to a diverse community in more than one way. Now that I have young kids of my own, I want to ensure they’re able to enjoy the same comfort that a diverse community naturally provides.
Why are diversity and inclusion important to the community?
Diversity and inclusion is a necessity in a functioning community. Without diversity of background and thought, a community becomes stagnant. Diversity invites new members into our community and allows for a more robust exchange of ideas. Montgomery’s inclusiveness fosters a sense of belonging which encourages members to get involved.
Learn more about the City of Montgomery’s Diversity and Inclusion Commission.