Norwalk names City's first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Offier

Norwalk Mayor Rilling announced that LaToya Fernandez joined Norwalk as the City's first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Officer.
"As a City, we are always striving to improve and fulfill our vision of becoming a more inclusive and equitable community," said Mayor Rilling. "Today, I am proud to have taken another step forward in this work by welcoming LaToya Fernandez, the City's first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer.
Fernandez's background in community engagement and cultural responsiveness will help us expand opportunities for residents across Norwalk and ensure our City best serves historically underrepresented communities. As a former educator and community leader in equity and justice, Fernandez has a track record of bringing City leaders and community members together to advance equity. I know her skill set will contribute meaningfully to the City of Norwalk, and I look forward to the progress we make."
"I am excited to serve in this new role to advance Mayor Rilling's vision of making Norwalk a more inclusive and equitable city," said LaToya Fernandez, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. "I hope to combine my passion for equity and social justice with my skills in community organizing and youth empowerment to improve access to opportunities for all Norwalk constituents. I look forward to identifying policies and best practices that will positively impact Norwalk's workforce and benefit the community.”
You can read the City's full press release at here


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