One of the tenets of the Town’s vision statement is that Lincoln is committed to “Fostering economic, racial, ethnic, and age diversity among its citizenry through its educational, housing and other public policy.”
The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Anti-racism (IDEA) Committee has been hard at work developing a plan to help Lincoln in its journey to become a community that more fully embraces diversity, and that commits itself to trying to create the conditions that foster it. We expect to complete a plan this fall that includes short and long-term actions to help the Town achieve its goals.
To date, IDEA’s community engagement has included a project kickoff public forum, a survey for Town Board and Staff members, and focus groups. We now urge your participation in the Community Survey which is open until June 2nd. The Community Survey will be one of the key indicators we rely upon to help us understand the lived experiences of our residents and to help us prioritize the actions we take to achieve our goals.
The survey was developed with the assistance of our consultants, the Racial Equity Group (REG), who have done this work on behalf of communities across the country. The completed surveys will be available only to our consultants; the anonymity of all participants will be protected. The survey results will be shared at a future stage in the process.
We would be grateful for your participation!
Jennifer Glass & Rob Stringer
Co-chairs of the IDEA Committee