Town Administrator Mel Kleckner is pleased to share that the Town of Brookline is continuing its efforts to better measure the diversity and inclusion efforts of its appointed and elected boards and commissions, as well as Town Meeting.
As part of this effort, which the town’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations conducts every two (2) years, the town has developed a survey for members of town commissions, boards, committees, and Town Meeting to complete.
The survey invites these individuals to respond anonymously, sharing both their own demographic information as well as indicating their efforts to conduct outreach to diverse stakeholders. The survey is optional and open only to members of appointed or elected town bodies.
“This work helps better inform our understanding of the progress we are making toward our diversity, equity, inclusion, and community engagement goals,” said Caitlin Starr, Assistant Director of the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations.
Brookline first conducted this survey in 2018 and again in 2020.