CCM Invites Town Leaders to Join a Guided Process to Implement the 7 Action Items from our InfoKit.
The process is designed so that towns and cities can implement the action items at their own pace. CCM will provide training sessions, peer roundtables, and technical assistance over the coming months on each action item to help municipal leaders along the way.
Make sure your municipality is part of this opportunity to make history. CCM will recognize each town/city's progress and its leaders when action items are implemented.
7 Action Items for Racial Equity
- Adopt a Resolution or Proclamation outlining Statement Racial Equity Goals and Strategies
- Build Organizational Capacity for Racial Equity
- Use a Racial Equity Lens Tool to make decisions
- Develop Community Partnerships with under-represented residents
- Prepare Annual Report on Racial Equity, including Composition of Municipal Workforce and Other Key Indicators
- Adopt a Racial Equity Procurement and Contracting Policy
- Identify and Take On a Racial Equity Challenge/Goal with Racial Equity Action Plan
Sign up for CCM's Guided Process to Participate in:
- Monthly trainings on each of the Action Items
- Periodic roundtables for municipal leaders to share advice and best practices
- Individual technical assistance from CCM and partners
- Online forum to allow participants to ask questions, share experiences, and to collaborate
- Monthly updates on each municipality's progress on Racial Equity Action Items
- Resource lists compiled by CCM
CARES in Action Sessions and Related Equity Trainings
- February 13 and 27, 2021 - Representation Matters: Two days of training provided by CCM and The Campaign School at Yale for Communities of Color and people interested in public office
- June 28, 2021 - National League of Cities Race, Equity and Leadership Training: “Organizing and Operationalizing Racial Equity in Local Government”
- July 14, 2021 - National League of Cities Race, Equity and Leadership Town Hall - Region 1, New England
- August 25, 2021 - CARES in Action: Adopting a Statement on Racial Equity Goals and Strategies, and Building Organizational Capacity for Equity, featured best practices from the Town of Portland and Sustainable CT
- Material (this will bring you to a Dropbox folder)
- September 29, 2021 - CARES in Action: Implementing a Racial Equity Lens Tool for Policy, Budget and Service Delivery Decisions, featured Connecticut’s Racial and Ethnic Impact Statement and best practices from North Carolina
- October 27, 2021 - CARES in Action: Developing Community Partnerships with Under-represented Residents, featured USDOJ Community Relations Service and Town of Manchester community outreach work
- November 10, 2021 - CARES in Action Municipal Racial Equity Roundtable, provided a platform for cities and towns to share best practices and talk about challenges
- December 1, 2021- Convention 2021 session: “Helping Face Conflict and Respond to Hate”, featured USDOJ Community Relations Service
- December 22, 2021 - “How to Assess and Measure Your Community’s Wellbeing and Progress on Racial Equity”, featured CT Data Haven’s Town Equity Reports and West Hartford’s Police Community Engagement and Trust initiative
- March 12 and 19, 2022 - Representation Matters: Two days of training provided by CCM and The Campaign School at Yale for Communities of Color and people interested in public office
- May 17, 2022 - “Guiding Constructive Public Discussions on Racial Equity”, featured Connecticut based and national leader, Everyday Democracy
- June 8, 2022 - “Inclusive Procurement and Contracting That Leads to Community Economic Development”, featured NLC’s Center for City Solutions and the Harvard Government Performance Lab
- August 31, 2022 - “Responding to Racial Tension in Your Municipality”, featured NLC’s REAL initiative and USDOJ’s Community Relations Service
- September 20, 2022 - “Police-Public Engagement Program”, featured Stratford’s widely recognized training program
- November 1, 2022 - CCM Convention 2022 session: “Inclusive Municipal Service Delivery”, featured New Haven’s work with the Government Alliance on Race and Equity and CCM’s learning from national leaders on delivering inclusive municipal services
- February 25 and March 4, 2023 - Representation Matters: Two days of training provided by CCM and Campaign School at Yale for Communities of Color and people interested in public office.
For more information, contact CCM Training at firstname.lastname@example.org.