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Diversity and Inclusion

Mission: Metro Government strives to reflect the diversity of the Nashville community in its hiring practices, contracting and economic development opportunities, and through the delivery of equitable programs, services, and policies by engaging best practice equity and inclusion techniques.

Vision: Metro Government is an inclusive organization that leverages diversity and fosters equity and inclusion in all aspects of how it functions, engages the community, and delivers services to residents.

Mayor Barry believes that diversity enriches our city, and that Metro Government should recognize and embrace the benefits that stem from our diversity.

In addition to Metro’s Statement of Non-Discrimination and Executive Order, Mayor Barry created the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) position to ensure that all parts of our government are diverse and inclusive, reflecting the makeup of Nashville. Metro Government is committed to providing employees with a working environment that celebrates and encourages diversity; a diverse workforce better serves a diverse community.

The CDO works to improve the diversity of Metro’s overall workforce while developing a culture that provides employees with the technical and cultural competencies to operate within a diverse organizational framework. She also serves as a liaison to the Mayor’s Diversity Advisory Committee. Her coordination creates a more inclusive and wholescale approach to diversity.

Leadership: Metro Government and Mayor Barry are committed to making sure that representation in government is representative of the population itself.

Business Diversity: Metro Government seeks to procure from a diversity of supplier types. There are initiatives in place to support your interactions with the city as a business owner.

Workforce and Place Diversity: The Mayor’s Office works to increase the overall diversity of Metro’s workforce.