Metropolitan’s Board of Directors, executive managers, employees and the public participated in the district’s inaugural forum on diversity, equity and inclusion on Aug. 23. The “Play to Win, Advancing Inclusive Excellence” event explored best-in-class practices to advance inclusive leadership and strategies to support a diverse workforce. The forum featured speakers from external companies and organizations who shared their perspectives and experiences about diversity's critical role and how those values translate into success.
In October 2021, as part of its ongoing dedication to improving its workplace culture for all employees, Metropolitan’s Board of Directors adopted a Statement of Commitment pledging its support of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.
The board recently established a first-ever board committee exclusively focused on diversity, equity and inclusion issues that will address matters related to underserved communities that have traditionally faced barriers associated with access to safe, clean and reliable water supplies and resources to support investments and job development in the water industry.
Read the press release.