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Lakewood’s race, equity, diversity and inclusion plan gets top honors

The League of California Cities has awarded the City of Lakewood with its “Helen Putnam Award for Excellence” for Lakewood’s community-wide race, equity, diversity and inclusion plan.

Following the murder of George Floyd in 2020, the City of Lakewood initiated a Community Dialogue designed to listen to residents and create or enhance efforts that “build on all the good in Lakewood and make the community the safest, most welcoming place it can be, for everyone.”

Hundreds of residents took part in discussions and recommendations, resulting in a council-approved Action Plan in early 2021 that called for:

Lakewood is considered one of California’s most broadly diversifying communities, with a population of people from all over the nation and world that closely mirrors the diversity of Los Angeles County as a whole.

Read more about the Helen Putnam Award for Excellence

This article was released by the City of Lakewood.