Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The City of Kalamazoo’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Department (DEI) advances diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout all internal functions of the organization and in public projects and programs. The DEI Department facilitates education and training for staff and reviews City policies and ordinances through an equity lens. DEI staff also work with external partners to advance the community-wide goals of creating a community that celebrates diversity, includes everyone, and shares opportunities fairly.

DEI staff serve as liaisons with the City of Kalamazoo's Civil Rights Board. In this role, staff work closely with the City Attorney’s Office to review discrimination complaints filed under Chapter 18/18A of the City Code of Ordinances.

File a Civil Rights Discrimination Complaint 

pdf The City of Kalamazoo Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Assessment (9.27 MB)

pdf Civil Rights Discrimination Complaint (PDF) (143 KB)

pdf Queja de Derechos Civiles (PDF) (148 KB)

pdf Chapter 18 Ordinance Training (2.14 MB)

City Commission Approves Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Assessment for City Organization

pdf City Of Kalamzoo Orden No 2014. Ch. 18A Spanish (174 KB)

pdf City Of Kalamzoo Orden No 2014. Ch. 18 Spanish (152 KB)

pdf Analysis of Impediments to Housing, Draft, February 2021 (3.68 MB)

City of Kalamazoo

Home to the Kalamazoo Promise, three institutions of higher education, two nationally recognized healthcare systems, cutting-edge medical research, world-class brewing and dining, outstanding parks, and an extensive variety of music, art, theatre, and cultural attractions.

 (269) 337-8000
 (269) 337-8182
 241 West South Street
     Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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