Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The ODEI bridges access and opportunity. Utilizing the Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks, we work to:

  • Ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) decisions are data driven;
  • Empower engagement through effective communication; and
  • Educate all to achieve and utilize DEI competence and confidence.

Mission: The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion ensures the City of Little Rock is an equitable place to live, work, and play.

Vision: A leader in government and in our communities, working together to empower all people to live authentically.

Our work is centered around 5 pillars: Leadership Accountability, Supplier Diversity, Talent Pipeline, Community Engagement, and Education and Awareness

Our Team:

Vacant, Chief Equity Officer
Amber D. Jackson, MPS, Equity Program Manager
Juanenna Williams, Diversity Program Coordinator
Andres Acosta, Multicultural Liaison
Mariana Abarca, Multicultural Liaison Assistant


Click the images below to read about our recent Equity Labs initiative.


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