The D.C. government is launching a search for a chief equity officer, whose team will assess how budget and policy choices will address long-standing disparities in health, education, income and more.
The racial equity office will be housed in the city administrator’s office and was created as part of the Racial Equity Achieves Change Act passed by the D.C. Council last year. That bill, led by council member Kenyan R. McDuffie (D-Ward 5), also spurred the creation of a partner office in the council that will review proposed legislation for its effect on racial equity.
D.C. becomes the latest local jurisdiction to establish a racial equity office, following Fairfax County as well as Montgomery County, which passed a sweeping racial equity bill two years ago. An application for the D.C. position will be posted this
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