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Race, Equality, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee – (REEI)

Sanford Speaks

The City of Sanford is committed to ensuring we are inclusive and accepting of all people, because the strength of our community is our diversity. Building on the national initiative to create more equitable communities, the City of Sanford, in partnership with the Sanford Police Department and the Peace and Justice Institute, invites you to attend one of two community dialogues, Sanford Speaks. Sanford Speaks creates a safe space for participants to express concerns, needs and visions for the community in relation to diversity, equity and inclusion. Sanford Speaks 2024 dates coming soon!

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Goals and Objectives
  • Assess public and private structures of support for marginalized members of the community to include, but not limited to, governmental institutions, economic opportunities, housing, health care, education, employment, and law enforcement to determine where racial inequalities and challenges exist.
  • Submit a written report to the City Commission on its findings with recommendations and actionable steps to:
    • Institutionalize equity and inclusion into the culture of the City of Sanford as an organization and the community at large; and
    • Establish the foundation for a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiative within the City of Sanford.

REEI Committee Members

  • Dr. Velma Williams
  • Michael Foster – Vice-Chair
  • Dr. Patrice Anderson
  • Kenneth Bentley
  • Turner Clayton
  • Barbara Coleman-Foster – Vice-Chair
  • Tony Hernandez
  • Tamara Johnson
  • Meghan Killingsworth
  • Anwar Syed
  • Dr. Kimberly Waters
  • Venise White
  • Officer Michael Hernandez

Read the Report!

The 2023 Report from the Race, Equality, Equity and Inclusion Committee has been completed. This report contains the results of the Sanford Speaks Community Dialogue Events and associated data.

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