Mayor's Diversity Statement

The City of Bremerton values the principles that encourage inclusion, tolerance and respect for all. Any effort that endorses hate has no place in Bremerton.
My focus is to honor diversity and different perspectives in our City while encouraging a culture that is safe, welcoming and respectful of all residents. 
I am dedicated to promoting those values within our City and working toward justice and equality on behalf of all our citizens. 

Initiatives in 2021 

In response to these principles, the City of Bremerton is working to improve diversity and equal opportunity. In 2020, a workforce diversity plan was completed to evaluate and modernize the City’s workforce practices. This includes analyzing recruitment, hiring and management of personnel and ensuring policies are updated to reflect our community. The City’s Equal Opportunity program was also updated. 
In 2021, we have begun developing a recruiting strategy to expand our hiring pool and will continue to incorporate workforce diversity best practices. I look forward to sharing updates on our progress in the future.