Kent County's primary vehicle for advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace is the Cultural Insight Council (CIC). Formed in January 2001, the CIC is a self-directed, interdepartmental work group sponsored by the County Administrator/Controller's Office. The council is comprised of employees of diverse backgrounds, representing all levels of the organization.
To act as a catalyst to foster a culture which recognizes, accepts and values the individual differences of its employees and is responsive to the changing needs of our diverse community.
To have a culture where employees understand, value and sustain diversity and inclusion.
|Anna Agosa||Health Department|
|Kim Alexander||Public Works|
|Jill Bancheri||Human Resources|
|Chris Becker||Prosecuting Attorney's Office|
|Teresa Branson||Health Department|
|Calvin Brinks||Fiscal Services|
|Wayman Britt||Administrator's Office|
|Matthew Budd||Juvenile Detention|
|Michelle Burt||Fiscal Services|
|Ingrid Cardenas||Health Department|
|Shanna Christie||Human Resources|
|Sonya Dean||County Clerk's Office|
|Anthony Edozie||Juvenile Detention|
|Sangeeta Ghosh||Administrator's Office|
|Helen Gutierrez||Kent/MSU Cooperative Extension|
|Jon Hess||Sheriff's Department|
|Meghan Kirby||Circuit Court Services|
|Linda Likely||Community Development & Housing|
|Michael Loxterman||Information Technology|
|Stacy McGinnis||Juvenile Detention|
|Lynette Pearson||Circuit Court - Family Division|
|Lisa Plowman||Sheriff's Department|
|Darius Quinn||Human Resources|
|Rebecca Ramirez-Barnes||Circuit Court - Family Division|
|Ruben Ramos||Health Department|
|Cynthia Robinson||Information Technology|
|Elissa Soto||Public Works|
|Julie Taylor||Health Department|
|Kathleen VanderWeert||Circuit Court - Family Division|
|Dan Villalobos||Department of Aeronautics|
1. To create a culture of inclusion where all employees are able to succeed and are valued for their contributions to the efficient functioning of Kent County Government. Establishing a culture of inclusion will assist Kent County in maximizing its operational effectiveness, as it is our belief that team members are more willing and able to contribute when they are valued for their contributions and included in their organization's progress.
2. To promote cultural understanding among our employees that will assist them in fulfilling the County's mission of effectively serving the needs of our diverse community. It is our belief that by possessing a greater understanding of the cultures within our community and within our workplace, County employees are better equipped to maintain and enhance positive employee relationships between employees of diverse backgrounds.
3. To promote and encourage workforce diversity at all levels of the organization.
4. Ensure that the public we serve receives services in a culturally sensitive manner.