The City of Eugene’s Office of Equity and Community Engagement (OECE) provides leadership, guidance, and insight on equity and community engagement to make Eugene a safe and welcoming community for all residents, workers, and visitors.
We also work towards developing a culture of belonging at the city of Eugene government. A sense of belonging is present when organizations engage the full potential of individuals, where innovation thrives, and views, beliefs, and values are integrated. Achieving this vision requires tackling tough issues such as institutional racism and implicit bias. Creating a culture of equity and belonging will ensure we are meeting the needs of all residents, visitors, and City of Eugene employees.
Services Provided by the OECE team
Consult with city departments on how to embed equity in planning processes and service delivery
Provide evaluation of equity dimension of proposed plans and services
Advise staff regarding communication on issues affecting marginalized communities
Support the work of Strategic Equity Advisors (ongoing)
Support the work of equity panels (project specific)