WSCO and our cohort of District Councils have been named the 2017 overall winner in the city category of the Local Government Innovation Award (LGIA) by The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota! This award recognizes the accomplishments we have made on our Equity Action Plan, including the work underway as a result of the West Side: Action to Equity series. West Side: Action to Equity was a three part series that took place this September may of you participated in focusing on adapting the Equitable Development Scorecard for the West Side.
Congratulations to all of YOU (the West Side Community) who made this happen!
Photos of West Side: Action to Equity Sessions
City Category: The City of St. Paul: Equity Strategic Action Planning for Neighborhoods
In 2017, The City of St. Paul developed Equity Strategic Action Planning for Neighborhoods to support six of its 17 district councils whose role is to ensure inclusive representation of its residents. In recognition of the challenging racial equity work necessary to achieve this, the city worked with a cohort of organizations, staff, community members and an outside advisor. The result is a disciplined approach that now guides community work in inclusive ways that reach racial parity in civic decision-making.
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