Posts tagged with "Better Together"

Decatur seeks applications for diversity board

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 17, 2016

The city of Decatur is looking for residents to join a community board that will be focused on diversity. Like the city’s Active Living and Lifelong Community boards, the Better Together Advisory Board will provide an opportunity for citizen input. In this case, it will be input on matters of equity and inclusion. According to […]

Decatur releases draft of diversity action plan

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 4, 2015

Decatur’s consultant has released a full draft of a plan intended to help Decatur become a more diverse and welcoming place. The plan was supposed to be released on Nov. 12, but the consultant – the Art of Community – instead released a list of more than 70 action items which were made available for […]

Commenting, community review period begins for diversity action items

Posted by Dena Mellick November 19, 2015

The period for community review and comments for the Better Together diversity action items has begun. The review period goes until Monday, November 30. A recent meeting to review a draft of the diversity plan revealed no plan had been¬†created yet. Instead, a list of 71 action items were provided, created from input at previous […]

Decatur mayor bristles at questions about diversity plan, consultant ducks questions

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 17, 2015

A plan to make Decatur a more diverse and welcoming place will be up for consideration at the Dec. 7 City Commission meeting. The taxpayers paid $109,000 for that plan. But when Decaturish attempted to ask basic questions about it at the commission’s Nov. 16 meeting, like when a full draft will be available and […]

Meeting to review draft of diversity plan is big on diversity, short on draft

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 13, 2015

A community meeting to review and comment on a draft of a Community ¬†Action Plan to make Decatur more diverse didn’t quite live up to its billing. There was a lot of talk about diversity, but no draft plan to speak of. Instead organizers handed out a list of about 70 different action items to […]

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