Seattle Mayor Gregory Nichols, right, issued Executive Order 05-08 on Inclusive Outreach and Public Engagement that directs City departments to perform outreach and public engagement in a manner that reflects the racial and cultural diversity of Seattle. The Executive Order directs City departments to develop a common approach to outreach and public engagement and coordinate implementation Citywide.
Executive Order 05-08 further directs the Seattle Office for Civil Rights and the Department of Neighborhoods to co-lead implementation of this policy. The Executive Order was issued on April 4, 2008.
The Inclusive Public Engagement Policy states that, "The City of Seattle is committed to ending institutional racism and creating a city that is enriched by its diverse cultures, with civic participation by all community members."
Inquiries regarding the Executive Order should be directed to the Race and Social Justice Initiative Manager in the Seattle Office for Civil Rights at (206) 684-4500.
Attachment A: Inclusive Public Engagement Policy