Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The City of Shaker Heights is working to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in our community, particularly as these issues intersect with the work of the City. This page will serve as a repository of information about this important work. Updates will be posted here when available and also shared in The Mayor's Report and/or City News email newsletters (learn how to subscribe).


View the current Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Framework (PDF), a roadmap for the City's planned work around DEI.

Community Conversations

In summer 2020, the City launched a series of periodic Community Conversations focused on DEI. Learn more about these events.

Practices, Policies & Legislation


Fair Housing

  • Learn more about the City's Fair Housing Office, which is charged with ensuring fair and equal opportunity in housing for all Shaker Heights residents


Learn More & Get Engaged

  • The City's Human Relations Task Force Racial Equity Subcommittee maintains a list of organizations working on racial equity in Shaker Heights. View this list
  • Read City Council's Resolution Condemning the George Floyd Killing
  • Read the Mayor's Message to the Community
  • Get involved! Volunteer to serve on a City Council committee.
  • Join us! Attend City meetings to learn more about the work of the City and provide your feedback. 
    • Step 1: Find the name/date of the meeting you would like to attend on our public meetings calendar.
    • Step 2: Locate the agenda for this meeting in the Agenda Center. (NOTE: agendas are posted a day or so before the meeting.) 
    • Step 3. Open the agenda to see details for joining the meeting and submitting questions. (NOTE: meetings are virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic.)