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Posted on: December 4, 2020

City Earns Perfect Score in the Municipal Equality Index

HRC MEI 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COLLEGE PARK EARNS PERFECT SCORE IN MUNICIPAL EQUALITY INDEX

College Park, MD December 4, 2020 - The City of College Park has a earned a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign’s 2020 Municipal Equality Index (MEI) for the City’s commitment to the health, welfare, safety, equality and inclusiveness of its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.  “The City of College Park aims to be a welcoming community for all, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity;” said Mayor Patrick L. Wojahn, “this rating by the Human Rights Campaign recognizes our true commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity.”

This is the first time that the City has earned a top score of 100. The City’s Mayor, Council and staff have worked for several years to achieve this perfect rating, which is based on several factors including non-discrimination laws, municipal workplace policies, City services and City leadership public position on equality.

The MEI analyzes and rates municipal laws, policies, and services based on their inclusiveness of the LGBTQ people who live and work there. Released on December 3, 2020, the ninth annual MEI scorecard rated a total of 506 cities on 49 different criteria in the United States.

The 2020 Municipal Equality Index report can be found at www.hrc.org/mei.

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News and media outlets are encouraged to contact Ryna Quinones regarding any inquiries or stories about the City of College Park. For all media inquiries, please contact her via email at rquinones@collegeparkmd.gov or by phone at (240) 487-3508.

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