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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Mayor Broome Signs Executive Order to Establish Mayor’s Commission on Racial Equity and Inclusion

Baton Rouge, La. – June 12, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome signed an Executive Order Friday to establish the Mayor’s Commission on Racial Equity and Inclusion (COREI). The commission will work to instill the practice of racial equity and inclusion throughout the city-parish government and Baton Rouge community.

“The only way for us to move forward as a community of peace, prosperity, and progress is to ground ourselves in racial equity, social justice, and social cohesion within the infrastructure of our government systems and our society,” said Mayor Broome.

The COREI agenda serves as a roadmap for the private and public sectors to create opportunities for increased community engagement, apply training, framing, and other tools to continually improve outcomes related to race. The four major focus areas include:

  • Community and Economic Development
  • Education, Health and Human Services
  • Arts, Culture & Community Based Nonprofits
  • Government Entities

The Executive Order will be effective on June 12, 2020, and will be in effect for 1 year. The commission will meet within 14 days of the issuance of the order and will meet bi-monthly. The commission will provide a report to the Mayor-President’s Office and Metropolitan Council within 90 days after its first meeting.

Residents interested in participating in the Mayor’s Commission on Racial Equity and Inclusion should apply at brla.gov/equitycommission 

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