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TRP's Vision and Commitment Statements

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Town of Riverdale Park strives to be a model of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Town’s Mayor and Council, residents, businesses, and staff reflect the many faces, cultures and walks of life that proudly make up our world. We respect, value, and celebrate the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. We also believe that bringing diverse individuals together throughout our Town allows us to collectively and more effectively address the issues that face our community. It is the Town of Riverdale Park’s aim, and that all of us be guided by these core values:

Diversity: the quality of being different or unique at the individual or group level. This includes age; ethnicity; gender; gender identity; language differences; nationality; parental status; physical, mental, and developmental abilities; race; religion; sexual orientation; skin color; socio-economic status; work and behavioral styles; the perspectives of each individual shaped by their background, experiences and culture—and more. Even when people appear the same on the outside, they are different!

Equity: a focus on fair treatment for all considering; a person’s unique circumstances and adjusting to ensure that opportunities and outcomes are not predicted by identity. Equity aims to level the playing field and create equal outcomes.

Inclusion: a strategy to leverage diversity. Diversity always exists in social systems. Inclusion, on the other hand, must be created. In order to leverage diversity, an environment must be created where people feel supported, listened to and able to do their personal best.

The Town of Riverdale Park is a diverse and inclusive community and is committed to equity and leveraging our diversity as we continually create a community where the inherit worth and dignity of each person is recognized and celebrated.

For individual vision and commitment statements, see:

Housing and Neighborhoods (Revised November 2023)

Sustainability (Revised November 2023)

Business and Economic Development (Revised December 2023)

Infrastructure (Revised December 2023)

Arts and Recreation (Revised January 2024)

Community Engagement and Transparency (Revised December 2023)

Professional and Well-trained Employees (Revised February 2024)

Transportation (Revised February 2024)

Ethical Governance (Revised March 2024)

Best Practices, Technology, and Data (New April 2024)