Who We Are

The Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE) is the hub for Multnomah County diversity and equity initiatives. Our mission is to ensure access, equity, and inclusion in Multnomah County’s services, policies, practices, and procedures.

What We Do

The Office of Diversity and Equity works with all County departments, various community groups and County residents to achieve and promulgate Multnomah County’s goal of providing an equitable, diverse, safe and inclusive workplace. ODE offers training and consulting; policy, practice and procedure review; and technical assistance, among other services. The office also coordinates community events, organizes an annual diversity conference, facilitates conversations, and assists in the creation and implementation of diversity and equity initiatives, including the countywide Workforce Equity Strategic Plan.

Safety, Trust and Belonging: The Workforce Equity Initiative

Workforce equity demands that the County identify and address structural and policy barriers to equal employment opportunity faced by our employees and communities because of their race, ethnicity, national origin, disability, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation and other protected classes. County employees across the organization have stepped forward to develop a strategic plan and help create a workplace where everyone can reach their full potential.