LFUCG approves hiring of position for diversity and inclusion
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Lexington leaders are ready to post a new job. It’s one that will promote diversity and inclusion within other city jobs.
Originally proposed earlier in the summer, councilman James Brown, from the first district, says approval has been given to hire an Officer of Diversity and Inclusion.
“We see this as a way of continuing the efforts the city is currently doing to ensure there’s a diverse workforce and being inclusive of all of Lexington and its citizens,” says Brown.
A mission statement for the position says it will “build a diverse workforce and cultivate an inclusive workplace to build both leadership and organization capacity…”
Brown says the ultimate goal is to have a city government which represents the people it serves.
“They’re going to forecast the picture or paint the picture of what diversity across city government currently looks like and then implement a plan to help address the disparities that we may currently have,” he says.
The city says the position will have a salary between $56,000 per year and $85,000 per year and is expected to be filled in late Fall.