Racial Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

We are committed to fair and just opportunities and outcomes for all people.


Our team of bold, focused and interdependent racial equity leaders drives culture change throughout the City enterprise.

We work to integrate racial equity concerns into all levels of City policy and practice. Our goal is to improve the lives of residents by dismantling systemic disparities and institutionalized racism.

We collaborate with City staff and community members to: 

  • Reduce disparities for residents who are transgender or from communities of color 
  • Foster community and government partnerships to craft innovative solutions 
  • Create capacity-building tools to help staff, leaders, elected officials and residents understand issues of equity 
  • Build advisory bodies so staff and residents can inform decision-making on policies to reduce racial and transgender disparities  
Speakers at the 2017 Trans Equity Summit
Transgender flag

Trans Equity Summit

The City hosts a free, full-day event every fall. The summit is open to everyone.

City definitions and boards



Fair and just opportunities and outcomes for all people.

Racial equity

The development of policies, practices and strategic investments to:

  • Reverse racial disparity trends
  • Eliminate institutional racism
  • Ensure that outcomes and opportunities for all people are no longer predictable by race

See Race and Equity ordinance


We staff two of the City's appointed boards:

  • The Racial Equity Community Advisory Committee (RECAC)
  • The Transgender Equity Council (TEC)

Community members can give feedback on City policies at TEC and RECAC meetings. You do not need to be an appointed member to come to meetings. Everyone is welcome.

Meeting schedules, membership and minutes

Contact us

Racial Equity, Inclusion and Belonging




City Hall
350 S. 5th St, Room 223
Minneapolis, MN 55415