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Portland, Oregon

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1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, OR 97204

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Who Are We?

DEEP Executive Committee:
Debbie Caselton, Co-Chair • Janis McDonald, Co-Chair
Greg Wolley, Vice Chair
Delphine Kennedy-Walker, Historian
Maximo Behrens
Jim Fairchild
Yvette Gayomali
Angie Harris
Carolyn Quan Lee
Thomas Nancarrow
Program Goals
The goal of DEEP is to support the Mayor’s Office in creating a supportive and inclusive work environment.  DEEP will be establishing mentoring and networking opportunities for all City employees.  Some of the goals that DEEP will strive to implement will be:
  • Mentoring
  • Resources
  • Assistance with diversity events
  • Peer support on an individual or affinity group basis
  • Interview panel resources
  • Retention & recruitment strategies
Affinity Group Objectives
The affinity groups should share numerous objectives:
  • To provide a network of employees to promote professional development and advancement; to foster mentor relationships;
  • To encourage all employees to value their respective groups’ uniqueness and contribution to the City;
  • To discourage stereotyping;
  • To promote a positive work environment;
  • To bring to the attention of top management the concerns of their respective groups;
  • To work with other entities to address broader organizational and community concerns.