The Commission is located within the Washington Metropolitan Area, which is one of the most diverse areas in the United States. Every person is unique - whether it is because of culture, background, family, religious beliefs, race, education, and life experiences. This diversity adds richness to our community as it also does for an organization.
It is the dynamic mix of personal and cultural characteristics, perspectives, and relationships that add to the vitality of an organization. The Commission is proud to be an employer that embraces the diversity and unique talents of each employee. The Commission created a Diversity Council to promote open dialogue and create initiatives that strengthen understanding and appreciation of individual uniqueness. The Commission believes that it is the individual uniqueness that is the common bond each employee has in enriching the organization's tapestry.
The Commission sponsors many initiatives that celebrate diversity. Events are hosted to recognize Black History Month, Asian-Pacific Heritage Month, Women's History Month, and Hispanic Heritage Month. The Commission's sponsors many activities and programs for our communities' senior citizens. There are also diversity workshops and training provided to all employees to promote greater awareness and strategies to avoid misunderstandings in cross-cultural communications. These are just some of the things the Commission does to rejoice in our commitment to diversity.