1. Overview
  2. Racial Equity Definition
  3. Vision
  4. Resources

In an effort to address racial inequity, the City of College Park's Mayor and Council passed ‘Resolution 20-R-16’ in 2020 which renounced systemic racism, declared support of Black Lives, and called for the ongoing explicit and conscious confrontation of racism. The directive mandated that all current policies and programs be examined for evidence of disparate impact, assessed for barriers to equal participation and opportunity for Black people in our community and called for the collective investment in creating new policies to eliminate the barriers identified. In 2022, the city of College Park hired a racial equity officer responsible for designing, coordinating, and orga­nizing racial equity plans. The Racial Equity Officer began the evaluation of existing city policies and assembled a core team to execute the development of equity assessment tools that will be used across City departments to integrate explicit consideration of racial equity in decisions, including policies, practices, programs, and budgets.


Kayla Aliese Carter, Racial Equity Officer


City Hall

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.