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Clackamas County (Or.) -- Officials and employees -- Attitudes, Clackamas County (Or.) -- Officials and employees -- Surveys, Cultural awareness -- Assessment, Cultural competence, Diversity in the workplace


Clackamas County conducted its first diversity assessment in 2001. Since then, the County has taken significant steps to promote diversity within the organization, including the creation of a Diversity and Inclusion Manager position. This 2011-2012 assessment is the first phase of the County’s attempt to evaluate its current diversity climate and the effectiveness of its diversity efforts.

Results in this report are based on data collected from February to April 2012. In July 2012, after the data collection of this phase I assessment process, the Clackamas County Board of County Commissioners adopted a resolution titled ”Valuing Diversity in Clackamas County.” The resolution affirmed the County’s commitment to value and promote diversity, and identified some concrete future actions. The adoption of the resolution influenced the County’s overall diversity climate after July 2012. It should be noted that although efforts have been made to incorporate the County’s resolution and its potential implications into this report, the diversity climate mainly represents the period prior to the adoption of the resolution.


Prepared by: The Center for Public Service Mark O. Hatfield School of Government Portland State University. In collaboration with: Emmett Wheatfall Diversity and Inclusion Manager Department of Employee Services Clackamas County

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