Office of Diversity & Inclusion

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion works to promote an inclusive workplace culture throughout the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. Additionally, this office seeks to create an environment in which each employee feels respected, valued and appreciated for their own identity.

Duties of this office include:

  • Partnering with the private sector, not-for-profit organizations, community leaders and academic institutions;
  • Opening the government’s recruiting channels to ensure a more diverse pool of candidates for available positions, leadership roles, and board or commission appointments;
  • Working with and advising City administrators on handling diversity-related matters when needed;
  • Serving as a representative of the government at diversity-related events; and
  • Helping train and educate all employees to create a culture of inclusion and not exclusion.
  • The Office of Diversity & Inclusion is under the Office of the CAO.