City Launches Office of Equity on MLK Birthday

Baltimore City has re-fashioned a new Office on Equity & Civil Rights, timing the announcement on the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Young20Web20ImageMayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced the establishment of a new Office of Equity in Baltimore City government. In addition to its overarching mission to carry out activities to eliminate discrimination and protect individuals’ civil rights, the newly named Office of Equity & Civil Rights will also be charged with ensuring, citywide, that our policies, programs and budget are fair, and meet the needs of Baltimore City’s diverse communities.

“City government plays a huge role in the daily lives of residents and it’s primary function is to serve the public,” said Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young. “As Mayor, it is my responsibility to create an office that will inform my decisions on how we as a city address inequities that have been prevalent in our beloved Baltimore communities. This new office will allow me a single portal to monitor and address equity issues, in both the public and private sectors, and reflects my priority to create a more equitable city and a more equitable city government that puts the residents of Baltimore first. It is my incredible honor to be able to establish this new office on the birthday of our nation’s greatest civil rights champion, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

Read more detail from the Mayor’s press release.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties