About Us

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.

Staff Members

Lenora Lockett
Lenora Lockett, 

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

Contact Us



Business Hours

Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm




2079 East Ninth Street
2nd Floor, Room 2-300
Cleveland, OH 44115