The Ad Hoc Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee advises the Village Board on DEI-related topics.
The Mission of the Village of Cottage Grove Ad Hoc Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is to provide insight, feedback, and actionable next steps that promote access and opportunity for all people in order to achieve a prosperous community.
Review and provide feedback on Village practices, policies, procedures, objectives, and goals as related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Identify ways to encourage all elected officials, citizen appointees, staff, and community members to learn about diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Promote the engagement of all voices of the community.
Identify initiatives for how the VIllage can work towards demonstrating and reflecting these values within our community.
Sarah Valencia, Board Member (Chair)
Melissa Ratcliff, Board Member
Lt. Matthew Wagner, Police Department Representative
Trista Taylor, Staff Representative
Andrew Litt, Member
Danyelle Wright, Member
Justin Neal, Member
Mikayla Krueger, Member
Matt Giese, Village Administrator
JJ Larson, Deputy Administrator / Director of Public Works & Utilities