Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Island County is Committed to Equity for All

Island County is committed to developing, nurturing, and sustaining an equitable workplace where everyone can thrive. We continue to build an organization that values, supports, and embraces diversity while simultaneously fostering an inclusive and welcoming workforce and community.

We recognize that structural and systemic forms of oppression have and continue to reinforce harmful practices in our society. As we seek to acknowledge and dismantle these practices, we pledge to amplify the voices and provide opportunities to under-represented communities and those who were historically excluded by removing barriers that result from racial, gender, and identity inequity, and social injustice.

Our goal is for every employee and community member to feel they can thrive, are welcome, and belong. We strive to remove barriers and address the root causes of inequities. We focus on creating an inclusive environment by listening and engaging with our employees and diverse communities.

We work to ensure that equity is a cornerstone of our policies, procedures, and practices. Island County's commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion is unwavering.

Equity Resolution

Click here to read Island County's Equity Resolution (pdf), adopted June 20, 2023.

Island County Language Access Plan (LAP)