Want to serve on our new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee?

As part of the city’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, we are forming a committee of city staff to help guide efforts in these areas. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please submit your completed application to Human Resources by email to trainingandengagement@carlsbadca.gov, or interoffice mail to Lori Shonley. Applications must be received by December 23, 2020 (2 week deadline).

Criteria and committee responsibilities

To be eligible to serve, employees must have performance in good standing with no disciplinary actions in the last year. Committee members will:

  • Attend committee meetings and be prepared to engage.

  • Attend and participate in committee sponsored events, training and retreats whenever possible.

  • Interact with the broader city team outside of committee meetings to hear concerns, thoughts and ideas.

  • Report back to the committee information gleaned from outside meetings and conversations.

  • Share information from the committee with their employee contacts.

Our consultant, The Centre of Organization Effectiveness, will work with Human Resources to review applications and assemble a diverse committee of up to 12 members, taking into consideration demographics, department representation, position, and applicant skills and attributes. Initial topics the committee will discuss include:

  • The term of membership

  • The committee year (fiscal, calendar, etc.)

  • Expected time commitment (estimated to be approximately five hours per month)

  • Meeting frequency, dates and times

  • Necessary trainings and events

The mission of the City of Carlsbad is to provide top-quality services that enhance the quality of life for all who live, work and play here. Inherent in this mission is a culture that reinforces the values of diversity, equity and inclusion every day, at every turn, for every individual.

Our employees have a broad range of skills, abilities, perspectives and life experiences that make us collectively, and individually, unique. We look forward to working together to apply this knowledge, skill, and experience to an effective and impactful diversity, equity and inclusion program.