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Cuyahoga County Citizens' Advisory Council on Equity


CONTACT INFORMATION:
Michele Pomerantz
2079 E. 9th St, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
216-443-4605
mpomerantz@cuyahogacounty.us


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DESCRIPTION OF BOARD AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Citizens’ Advisory Council on Equity shall be first appointed in October of 2019 and once every five years thereafter to obtain community input on the full range of equity issues in Cuyahoga County, and on an ad hoc basis as may be necessary to support the work of the Equity Commission and/or Human Rights Commission, and shall be composed of nine (9) to fifteen (15) citizens, appointed by the Executive, and confirmed by Council, of which not more than three (3) may be employees of Cuyahoga County. Members shall each serve a term of one year or until such time as an Advisory Council is dissolved, whichever occurs first. The County Executive and the Council shall use good faith efforts to reflect the diversity of the people of the County in appointing the members of the Citizens' Advisory Council on Equity. Members will serve without compensation, except for actual expenses.

Leadership and Staffing: The Citizens' Advisory Council on Equity shall choose its own leaders and develop its own rules of procedure, consistent with this section, other County ordinances, and the County Charter. The Executive shall provide staff support as needed.

Duties: The duties of the Citizens' Advisory Council on Equity shall include:
  1. Acting as a resource for information and advice for the Equity Commission and the Human Rights Commission 
  2. Encouraging community outreach and public participation in the development of equity goals, strategies and programs 
  3. Providing recommendations and input to the Executive and Council regarding the development of equity goals, strategies and programs 
  4. Meeting publicly on a quarterly basis to provide a forum for the public to offer ideas and recommendations regarding equity 
  5. Upon completing its work and at such other times as may be appropriate, the Citizens’ Advisory Council on Equity shall provide a report of findings and recommendations for policies and programs from the Advisory Council and collected from the public regarding equity to the Executive and the Council. This report shall also be made available to the public online.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The Citizens’ Advisory Council shall consist of nine to fifteen members. Appropriate efforts will be made to have the membership of the Council be reflective of the diversity of the population of Cuyahoga County. The members shall be nominated by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. While not required, it is anticipated that the members of this Council shall be residents of Cuyahoga County and each will possess an adequate relationship with private, non-profit and governmental agencies working with Cuyahoga County and related business enterprises. The members of this Council shall serve without pay. 


MEMBERSHIP:

Name  Term Ends Appointed By/Representation
Vacant County Executive
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MEETING SCHEDULE/AGENDAS:
The Advisory Council will begin meeting when all members have been appointed.


BYLAWS:
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LINK TO APPLICATION:
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