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Office of Equity and Human Rights

Realizing Equity. Enhancing the City of Portland.

Phone: 503-823-4433

Fax: 503-823-4420

421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204

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June 20, 2013

WELCOMING AND CHECK IN

Muna welcomed everyone.  Round table introductions were made.

GROUND RULES

The ground rules were reiterated. 

CEC TRAINING UPDATE

Muna shared that an RFP evaluation committee had been convened to review proposals for the racial equity training.  She thanked members of the Steering Committee for helping to review and evaluate the proposals.  A firm had been selected and a contract was expected to be signed in the coming weeks. 

RACIAL EQUITY PROJECT OVERVIEW

Kyle, on behalf of the Steering Committee, provided an overview of the Racial Equity Project, including goals and objectives, an overall timelines, key deliverables, and how the work of the three work groups would come together. 

WORK GROUPS UPDATE

The project managers of the three work groups provided brief updates on their work to the whole CEC.  Some members commented the discussion was useful in understanding how their group’s work connected with that of the other groups.  Project managers also stated that is very helpful for them to meet on regular basis to share ideas, give updates on the work, and provide support to each other.

OEHR DIRECTOR UPDATE

Dante stated that OEHR is now under the Mayor’s portfolio and that the Mayor’s office is very supportive of OEHR and its work.  Josh Alpert at the Mayor’s office is the Mayor’s liaison to OEHR.  Dante shared that the Executive Equity Team met at the end of May.  Mike Abbate, director of Parks and Recreation, spoke about the Race and Ethnicity Project and the challenges of rolling it out.  Traci Manning, director of Housing, spoke about how that bureau distributed $20 million to community partners using equity criteria including the ability of organizations to deliver services equitably.  Other directors were interested in both these topics relating to equity.  The Bureau Directors’ Retreat is scheduled to occur in October.

WORK GROUPS

Members broke out into work sessions for the three different work groups to continue making progress.

Session concluded at 11am.

Meeting notes provided by Muna Idow