What educators can learn from equity officers in local government: ONLINE EXCLUSIVE

By Laura Savage and Lynne Scott
December 2021
Founded more than a century ago as an organization for local government leaders, the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) has grown in many ways over its history. Of particular interest in recent years is our equity journey. With a focus on developing and equipping equity officers in the local government space, we have learned about the challenges of doing this work and the benefits of having a space to come together to share strategies and support — lessons that educators can apply to their work as many hire equity offcers and expand their equity work in other ways. Diversity, equity, and inclusion at ICMA and in local government ICMA was founded in 1914 with a commitment to preserving the values and integrity of representative local

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Laura Savage ( is senior program manager, member services International City/County Management Association.

Lynne Scott ( is director of equity and social justice & membership marketing at the International City/County Management Association.

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