Welcome to the City of Grand Rapids Diversity and Inclusion website
! Grand Rapids, the second-largest city in the state of Michigan, values and respects the diversity of its residents and employees. The City of Grand Rapids is committed to providing a working environment free from discrimination and to fostering a nurturing and vibrant community founded upon the fundamental dignity and worth of all of its members.
The Diversity and Inclusion Office has overall responsibility for the administration of the City's equal opportunity, nondiscrimination and diversity policies and programs. To that extent, we work to promote inclusion and accessibility. Diversity and Inclusion has three basic divisions under which programs are administered. They are Supplier Diversity, Workforce Diveristy Community Diversity.
The Diversity and Inclusion Office is also responsible for providing staff support to the Community Relations Commission. The Commission is a nine member body of citizens appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Commission to work toward the elimination of prejudice and discrimination.