Diversity Equity and Inclusion

DEI Resources

DEI Committee

Heather Geyer, Northglenn
Matt Hirschinger, University of Denver
Mathew Mendisco, Hayden
Denzel Maxwell, Fort Collins
Charles Ozaki, Senior Advisor
Brandy Reitter, State of Colorado
Scott Trainor, Fountain
Rupa Venkatesh, Fort Collins

CCCMA‘s Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee has agreed on the following focus areas:

  1. Increase the diversity in every level of our membership
  2. Support the career development of our diverse members
  3. Become a resource for DE&I learning/training/sharing

Organizations Committed to DEI


The mission of Colorado Women Leading Government is to provide holistic professional development, networking, and career building opportunities that allow women to succeed in public service.

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The Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) is a national network of government working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all. The Alliance is a joint project of the new Race Forward  and the Othering and Belonging Institute.

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The National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) founded in 1983 is the principal and most progressive organization dedicated to the advancement of black public leadership in local and state governments.

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The purpose of the Local Government Hispanic Network is to encourage professional excellence among Hispanic/Latino local government administrators, to improve the management of local government and to provide unique resources to Hispanic local government executives.

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The International Network of Asian Public Administrators. I-NAPA is an ICMA-affiliate organization and engagement platform for encouraging and advancing excellence among public administrators of Asian heritage.

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CivicPRIDE is the first nationally recognized LGBTQIA+ professional association for local government management. Their mission is to advance inclusive local government by empowering LGBTQIA+ leadership.


ELGL‘s Monthly Blog focusing on Social Justice. In this monthly blog series, Matt Hirschinger writes about the most critical, interesting, and relevant lessons he learns in his coursework and research and applys them to a local government context.

The Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) embodies the ideals of equity, diversity and inclusion, recognizing that mutual respect results in a more productive workforce and just society.

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ICMA strives to ensure that our members and the overall profession reflects the diversity of the people we serve. They work to mitigate the effects of bias in all areas of local government by developing and promoting programs and initiatives in the areas of service delivery, hiring practices, leadership development, community engagement, workplace culture.

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