A new Race Equity Planning Committee reflects Marin’s continued effort to become a more welcoming, multicultural place. Calls for inclusivity and racial justice have increased, especially given the recent assaults affecting the Bay Area’s Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) population, as well as the digital divide exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Our Office of Equity and County Administrator’s Office is committed to addressing and rectifying long-standing biases, and to healing relationships with our most marginalized populations,” says Assistant County Administrator and committee co-leader Angela Nicholson.
Made up of 20 residents from diverse backgrounds — ethnicities, ages, gender — the committee has been meeting since January to review current policies and provide suggestions. You can learn more about Marin’s equity measures on the county website.