National League of Cities City Cultural Diversity Award

The City of San Antonio received the National League of Cities City Cultural Diversity Award at the 2016 Congressional City Conference on Monday.

Following the National Diversity Council’s DiversityFIRST award, this is the second recognition for achievement in diversity the City has received since launching the Diversity and Inclusion Office in May 2015.

Presented at the “Celebrate Diversity Breakfast,” the City Cultural Diversity Award honors cities that develop creative and effective programs designed to improve cultural diversity through a collaborative process with city officials, community leaders and residents.

Six cities were honored across four population categories. San Antonio received first place in the “over 400,000” population category as a result of the City’s Annual Diversity and Inclusion Stakeholder’s Summit.

The inaugural summit was organized by the Diversity and Inclusion Office in October 2015. The office convened multi-sector diversity and inclusion practitioners to share best practices, brainstorm solutions to shared challenges and identify partnership opportunities.

As the office progresses in its strategic planning process, we look forward to continued collaboration with stakeholders to find new and innovative ways to promote an environment of respect and inclusiveness in San Antonio. The summit exemplifies the power of inclusion, as well as the City’s commitment to innovation.

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