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Portland, Oregon

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Who Are We?

DEEP Executive Committee:

Debbie Caselton (BES), Co-Chair
Janis McDonald (PBOT), Co-Chair

Angie Harris (Water) Co-Vice Chair
Carolyn Quan Lee (Parks) Co-Vice Chair

Janine Gates (Commissioner Fritz), Secretary

Robert Bedgood (Fire)
Maximo Behrens (Parks)
Becky Chiao (BIBS)
Yvette Gayomali (BES)
Wing Grabowski (BPS)
Neelam Jain (Water)
Thomas Nancarrow (Police)
Betty Nelson (Parks)
Adrien Paheco (BDS)
Jeff Selby (OEHR)
Carol Stahlke (Water)
Miranda Wood (Police)

Program Goals

The goal of DEEP is to support the City of Portland 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 and cultural 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.