Cultural Inclusion Program
Program Mission & Goals
To help the City of Beaverton become increasingly welcoming, inclusive, representative, and responsive to historically underrepresented and underserved communities, particularly communities of color, immigrants, and refugees.
- Welcoming. Support integration and access to city programs and resources for target communities.
- Inclusive. Lead internal racial equity initiatives to create institutional change.
- Representative. Increase participation of target communities in decision-making and leadership roles.
- Responsive. Ensure that a framework of equity is used to develop key priorities and allocate resources.
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We’re planning for Beaverton Welcoming Week 2017 (Sept. 15 - 24) now – please contact us if you want to be involved!
Mayor issues proclamation declaring June LGBTQ Pride Month.
Congratulations to our 2017 BOLD Program graduates! Join us at the July 18 City Council meeting to hear from representatives of the latest cohort – now the program’s fifth—about their experiences.
Beaverton officially became a Sanctuary City on January, 10, 2017
Elected city leaders and Diversity Advisory Board release inclusion statements post-election.
"Hundreds of new U.S. citizens sworn in, told to 'seek knowledge, spread peace" The Oregonian 2/20/2017
"Oregon officials defy Trump's vow to 'crack down' on sanctuary cities" The Oregonian 1/25/2017
"Night Market brings the world to Beaverton” Beaverton Valley Times 7/28/16
"Beaverton's BOLD program wins best practices award" Beaverton Valley Times 06/25/16
"Bonamici visits final session of Beaverton BOLD program" Beaverton Valley Times 5/24/2016
"Beaverton council OKs resolution supporting Muslims, tolerance for all" The Oregonian 3/2/2016
"City Council supports Muslim community on Super Tuesday" Beaverton Valley Times 3/2/2016
"Beaverton Naturalization Ceremony Swears in 49 new citizens" The Oregonian 9/15/15
"Beaverton International Night Market Wildly Successful, Very Crowded" The Oregonian 9/13/15
"World Cultures in Spotlight at Beaverton Night Market" Beaverton Valley Times 8/8/15
"Beaverton graduates first all-Spanish speaking emergency response volunteers" Oregon Live 6/10/15
"Beaverton Night Market moved to Sept. 12" Beaverton Valley Times 5/21/15
"Beaverton honored for diversity work" Beaverton Valley Times 3/9/2015
"Beaverton's Diversity Advisory Board plans International Night Market" Beaverton Valley Times 2/11/15
"Beaverton wants to speak the same language as its residents" Oregon Live 1/16/15
"Leadership and development training program tailored to Beaverton's minority communities"
Oregon Live 12/30/14
"How Beaverton is capitalizing on its diversity, inside and out" Oregon Live 10/21/14
"Beaverton leadership program promotes diversity in civic engagement" Oregon Live 07/30/14
|2017||Beaverton officially declared a Sanctuary City|
|DEI Plan 2015-2016 Accomplishments Report / Logros 2015-2016 published.|
|Cultural Inclusion Program hosts the city's first intern from the PCC Future Connect Program|
||Open letters to the community published post-election by the Diversity Advisory Board and elected officials.|
|City co-hosts Partners in Diversity's "Say Hey!" event at Children's Museum.|
|Beaverton Night Market doubles in size from first year and attracts an estimated 14,000 attendants|
|BOLD Program recognized with the Public Involvement Best Practices Award from the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter.|
|City Council passes welcoming resolution in support of the Muslim community, drafted by the Diversity Advisory Board.|
|City's Internal Equity Team is created.|
|DEI Plan Year 1 Accomplishments Report published.|
|City adopts Title VI non-discrimination statement.||
|Citywide Language Access policy passed.|
|City celebrates first Beaverton Welcoming Week.|
|Diversity Advisory Board hosts the first Beaverton Night Market, attracting over 5,000 attendants.|
|Minority, Women, and Emerging Small Business (MWESB)policy adopted by City Council and added to City Purchasing Code.|
|City of Beaverton declared a Welcoming City, as part of the National Welcoming Cities and Counties initiative.||
|Chief's Breakfast Forum is created.|
|The Cultural Inclusion Program tied for 1st at the 2015 City Cultural Diversity Awards in the population category 25,001-100,000 presented by the National League of Cities.|
|The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan is adopted by City Council.|
|2014||A 13-member Diversity Advisory Board begins their work together with training, staff support and Council liaison.|
|2nd BOLD Program is completed successfully with 22 graduates from more than 11 countries participating.|
|The DAB creates a DRAFT Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Plan with recommendations across 8 key areas for adoption by City Council.|
|2013||Multicultural Community Forum organized by the Diversity Task Force in collaboration with community partners to update priorities.|
|Diversity Advisory Board (DAB) is established as an official standing city advisory board. Special recruitment efforts yield 60 diverse applicants from a variety of communities.|
|2012||Cultural Inclusion Program, permanent Outreach Coordinator position created in the Mayor's Office.|
|City contracts with the Center for Intercultural Organizing to hold the 1st BOLD (Beaverton Organizing and Leadership Development) training for immigrant and refugee leaders.|
|2011||Beaverton International Celebration created as an annual celebration of the multitude of diverse racial/ethnic communities that make up Beaverton.|
|Community Outreach meetings hosted as another forum for dialogue with communities of color.|
|Multicultural Center Feasibility Study conducted to gather information and build momentum for the future center envisioned by the Diversity Task Force.||
|2010||Annual staff "Diversity Summits" created with Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District and the Beaverton School District (now called "Equity Seminars")||
|City Services Guide translated (below) into multiple languages to increase access to information about city services|
|2009||Multicultural Community Leadership Forums sponsored by the Mayor’s Office and community partners bring together more than 80 leaders of color to discuss priorities for cultural inclusion.|
|Diversity Task Force created as the first ongoing volunteer committee to advise the Mayor’s Office on diversity and equity.|
Ways to Get Involved
- Support the city’s cultural events: Beaverton International Celebration, Ten Tiny Dances
- Attend a Diversity Advisory Board meeting and participate during “Public Comments”
- Apply to be on a city board or commission
- Contact us to share your ideas!
Beaverton City Services Resource Guide