2018 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Accomplishments

  • Was formed by City Manager Brian Riblet and had its first meeting in January 2018.
  • Held 11 meetings.
  • Created the #IamMontgomery campaign including a video, 400 buttons, 200 yard signs, t-shirts.
  • Completed a cultural review of the city’s social media sites.
  • Member Umama Alam presented “Understanding Islam and Muslims” at the May meeting.
  • Represented at the Farmers Market with our members in a booth at the Market.
  • Represented in the July 4 Parade with members in a parade unit.
  • Represented at the July 4 Festival with members in a booth at the Festival.
  • Assisted with the recruitment for MCLA class of 2019.
  • Member Alfonso Cornejo presented “Hispanics in Ohio and Cincinnati MSA” at the July meeting.
  • Member Sasha Naiman presented, “Rebuilding Lives: how people with criminal records reintegrate into the community” at the August meeting.
  • Hosted a Dinner Party in Montgomery Park in October with 40 registered and 50 attending.
  • Sycamore Schools team Frank Forsthoefel, Karen Naber and Emily Williams the Supervisor of English as a Second Language, presented “Valuing Diversity” at the October meeting.
  • Jamahal Boyd of Tri-Health presented on “Diversity and Inclusion:  The Strategy” at the November meeting.
  • Shane DiGiovanna presented about turning adversity into opportunity at the December meeting.
  • Profiled Member Chris Burns in the December Bulletin.
  • The topic of Diversity and Inclusion has been structured into the curriculum of an upcoming Montgomery Citizens Leadership Academy class.
  • Added to the 2019 City Calendar information about our Committee and advising on the diverse holidays page in the calendar.
  • Created a two-year strategic work plan.
  • City Manager Brian Riblet obtained a $4,000 grant for our committee through the Duke Energy Foundation.

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