City Manager’s Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Awards Program

The City of Cambridge seeks nominations for the City Manager’s Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ADEI) Awards. The awards will recognize City employees and departments for their commitment to ADEI work. Nominations due Friday, November 5, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

These awards are an affirmation of Cambridge employees’ commitment to advancing anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion (ADEI) and the importance of creating an environment that supports ADEI ideals for employees and residents. There are two categories for awards or recognition: individual employees and City departments. Award recipients will be selected using the criteria below. Where eligibility criteria relate to underrepresented populations, the term is meant to include women, minority racial and ethnic groups, persons with disabilities, and individuals who identify as LGBTQ+.

Award Criteria for City Employees:

City employees may be nominated for accomplishment or commitment in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Support for programs and initiatives contributing to the hiring and retention of underrepresented populations.

  • Efforts to enhance cultural awareness and cross-cultural competency as a vehicle for equitable and responsive service delivery to multicultural communities.

  • Advocacy for anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in the workplace.

  • Developing activities that support partnerships with institutions and community groups that serve underrepresented populations.

  • Promoting a welcoming and supportive work environment.

  • Implementing the City’s anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and modeling related expectations.

 

Criteria for Recognition of City Departments:

A City department or, if appropriate, a particular division or unit of a department, can be nominated for recognition for accomplishments in one or more of the following areas:

  • Hiring and retention of underrepresented populations.

  • Creating opportunities for the professional development and growth of underrepresented populations.

  • Instituting inclusive outreach and communications within the department and with the Cambridge community.

  • Fostering collaboration/partnerships with institutions and community groups that serve underrepresented populations to address issues of concern.

  • Implementing the City’s diversity, anti-racism, equity, and inclusion goals and leadership expectations.

 

If you have worked with a City employee or department that demonstrated a commitment to ADEI, consider nominating them for an award. Nominations are due Friday, November 5, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

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