City of Rochester selected for 2022 Cultural Diversity Awards by the National League of Cities
(ABC 6 News) – The National League of Cities has recognized the City of Rochester for its program "Equity In the Built Environment; Establishing Career Pathways for BIPOC Women," and has selected Rochester as the winner of its 2022 Cultural Diversity Awards.
The City of Rochester issued this press release Thursday:
The National League of Cities (NLC) selected the City of Rochester as the winner of its 2022 Cultural Diversity Awards.
Submissions were grouped by size and were evaluated for creativity, impact on the community and scope of the program. The City of Rochester was awarded top prize in the 50,001 – 200,000 population category for its program, “Equity In the Built Environment; Establishing Career Pathways for BIPOC Women.”
“It is such an honor to see our City teammates, co-designers, community partners and supportive community members recognized for their work in the diversity, equity and inclusions space,” shared Rochester Mayor Kim Norton. “There is plenty more work to be done, and this recognition serves as motivation to keep going.”
The City of Rochester was one of only four communities across the United States selected for the 2022 awards.
“Despite the challenges that communities continue to face today, local leaders remain deeply committed to diversity, innovation, access and inclusivity to the benefit of all their residents,” said NLC President and Mayor of Union City, GA, Vince Williams. “The National League of Cities is proud to recognize the winners of this year’s 2022 Cultural Diversity Awards and celebrate these programs aimed at fulfilling the promise of America’s cities, towns and villages.”
The City of Rochester was recognized for the award at NLC’s 2022 Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C. More information about the NLC Cultural Diversity Award can be found here.