The Office of Diversity & Equity encourages New Hanover County residents to get involved with local boards and committees that drive policy, positive change, and act as an advocate for the community. The county is best served when there is a broad representation of citizens who participate in the decision-making process to improve services for our residents. (Applications to county boards available here.)
The Office of Diversity & Equity is involved with the following boards and committees:
The purpose of the County/City Community Relations Advisory Committee is to address community issues involving prejudice or discrimination on the bases of race, nation origin, creed or religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or medical condition; informing the Appointing Authorities and other organizations of their findings; and making recommendations, in an advisory capacity, to the Appointing Authorities and other organizations, as necessary.
Organized for the purpose of researching, investigating, discovering, preserving, collecting, cataloging, and celebrating African American culture, history, historical areas, sites and/or landmarks of focus in the county through collaboration with the Cape Fear Museum, New Hanover County Library, City of Wilmington Commission on African American History, NAACP, Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County, UNCW, the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission, and other institutions, agencies and individuals with historical knowledge and expertise.
The commission shall educate the community on historical areas and/or landmarks, and establish programs and initiatives that preserve and protect New Hanover County’s African American history, heritage, arts and culture. The commission shall collaborate with the City of Wilmington Commission on African American History on special events and projects.
The Commission shall be organized for the purpose of acting as an advocate for women and a resource of information on the status of women in New Hanover County for the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners (Board) and Wilmington City Council (Council):