Results of Employee Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Survey
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- We believe every resident should be free to experience the full benefits of living, learning, and enjoying the privileges and opportunities available in Frederick County
- We acknowledge that barriers exist which have prevented equitable outcomes for our residents.
- We commit ourselves to an honest examination of County policies, our history, and our current status, for the purpose of identifying and addressing biases, inequities, and discriminatory practices.
- We commit to building a welcoming environment throughout the County that is free of harassment, discrimination and disparities.
- We are confident that a united, equitable, and just Frederick County is a worthy and achievable goal.
Racism as a Public Health Crisis
Because race and ethnicity have been tied directly to disparities in all health indicators for which sufficient data exists, County Executive Jan Gardner, Public Health Officer Dr. Barbara Brookmyer, and County Council Member M.C. Keegan-Ayer (District 3) signed a joint declaration of racism as a public health crisis. (March 18, 2021)