What We Do
The Department of Equity and Inclusion is responsible for enhancing equity in program and policy development within County government by coordinating with the County Equity Commission, the Citizens' Advisory Council on Equity, and the various departments under the jurisdiction of the County Executive.
Our duties include:
- Increasing participation of minority- and women-owned business enterprises (MWBE) in County contracting and purchasing opportunities.
- Working with the Office of Innovation and Performance to develop metrics and reports regarding whether County agencies meet or exceed their MWBE contracting goals.
- Working with the Human Resources Department to develop and implement programs, training, and assessment to build a culture of equity with respect to race, gender and sexual orientation throughout County government, including in hiring and promotion.
- Serving as an ombudsman to accept and evaluate inquiries and complaints from the general public with regard to implementation of the County’s equity initiatives and to coordinate and facilitate community input.
Business with the County
Please register as a vendor with the Department of Purchasing to do business with the County. Prospective vendors can also review our Forecast to view future contracting and purchasing opportunities.
Lenora Lockett, Director
Tracy Morris, Senior Administrative Assistant
Jennifer Wilson, Senior Contract Compliance Officer
Carmen Chapman-Cameron, Contract Compliance Officer
Cassandra Fulton, Contract Compliance Officer
LaQuisha Lyons, Contract Compliance Officer
Halli Martin, Contract Compliance Officer
Jamillah Murdock, Contract Compliance Officer
Shaunna Slayton, Contract Compliance Officer