Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

The Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer is charged with leading the institutionalization of DEI principals in all City policies, decision-making and services, while also working across City departments to ensure a diverse workforce and to facilitate training and ongoing conversations on equity and inclusion. Learn more.

Colleen Jackson joined the City as Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer in June 2021. Jackson comes to Shaker Heights from Cleveland Play House, where she served as Director of Community Partnerships and Programming. In this role, Jackson oversaw community programs like Say Yes Cleveland and MyCom, while also being responsible for professional development initiatives in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. Read the press release.