Board of Directors Approves Equity Statement

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The District’s new equity statement will provide guidance to both the board and staff.

On Tuesday, September 20, 2022, the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors voted to approve a District Equity Statement. The development of the following statement was a collaborative effort which included all District staff and board members.

As the District begins it’s strategic planning process, this statement will be used as a lens through which all District goals and programs will be evaluated.

This Equity Statement is both subject to and expected to change as the District continues to reflect on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, both within the organization and in it’s relationships with partner organizations and members of our community.

Clackamas SWCD Equity Statement

The Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District is an organization founded on and driven by collaboration. Our relationships with valued and diverse communities and partners provide us with opportunities to practice equity and inclusion by listening to understand. We believe that a resilient ecosystem is only possible when people of all identities are included. It is critically important to our organization that the principles of inclusion and equity, which have not often been central to conservation work, be integrated into conservation at all levels.

We are committed to using our power and privilege as a historically white-led organization to do our part in creating a just, equitable, and inclusive conservation community.

We protect, conserve, and restore shared natural resources which belong to all people. We believe that strong environmental and cultural diversity is integral to the health of all those who live, work, or play in Clackamas County.

Nondiscrimination Statement

The Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the District. The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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