Citizens’ Advisory Council on Equity
Cuyahoga County and County Council have declared racism as a public health crisis in Cuyahoga County. Following this declaration, the Citizens’ Advisory Council on Equity was formed to:
- Encourage community outreach and public participation in the development of equity goals, strategies, and programs.
- Provide recommendations and input to the Executive and County Council regarding the development of equity goals, strategies, and programs.
- Meet publicly to provide a forum for the public to offer ideas and recommendations regarding equity.
The Council is charged with providing recommendations to reduce disparity in:
- Healthcare (child welfare and suicide rates and life expectancy)
- Criminal justice system
- Access to healthy foods
- Safe and affordable housing
- Well-paying jobs and economic opportunity
- Quality transportation
- Educational opportunities
- Safe places to be active
Requests for Proposal (RFP)
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant Services
Cuyahoga County seeks a person or team to consult and provide training for all County employees on matters related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Proposals are due by April 14, 2021.
A Status Report to the Community
CACE released a status report on January 6, 2021, containing an abundance of findings, recommendations and aspirations regarding how best to combat structural racism in Cuyahoga County.
These maps will be updated periodically as additional information becomes available.
CACE Community Conversations Student Toolkit
To hear the important, valuable perspectives of our youth, CACE has developed a Community Conversations on Structural Racism Student Toolkit. This toolkit provides adults and youth leaders with a template to structure conversations so that young people feel safe and heard—Community Conversations are a powerful mechanism to address complex problems and identify potential solutions.
CACE wants to learn and better understand how racism affects our youth. Check out the video to learn more about the purpose of the Youth Toolkit and how you can assist with CACE’s mission to hear from young people.
Who serves on the Council?
The Council is composed of 17 members appointed by the Cuyahoga County Executive and Cuyahoga County Council President.
The current chair is Eddie Taylor (Owner Taylor Oswald LLC; Chair of University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center; Chairman of President’s Council)
|Mayor Annette Blackwell
|Rev. Kenneth Chalker
|Habeebah Grimes (Chief Executive Officer of Positive Education Program- PEP)
|Dr. Charles Modlin
Watch the previous meeting: