◣ APA NYM Diversity Committee Vision, Mission & Goals
Vision: More just and equitable communities that enable opportunity, quality of life, and a sense of belonging for all; a more diverse planning profession working together to make this vision a reality.
Mission: To increase diversity and cultural competency within the planning profession and provide a resource for planners of different backgrounds in the New York Metro Area to build meaningful connections and share ideas.
Goals & Objectives:
- Foster a safe space and community for planners of varied backgrounds to share experiences, find mentorship, personally/professionally grow, and make deep connections.
- Actively address barriers to recruitment and retention of underrepresented peoples in the profession, including but not limited to people of color, women, and LGBTQ-identifying individuals. This includes assisting the national APA’s Diversity Task Force in implementing objectives towards improving diversity, and turning the lens on the planning profession.
- Serve as a resource of information on diversity and planning issues, success stories, events, leadership training, workshops, etc., especially for institutions.
- Work together with other APA NY Metro committees, sections, and national divisions to ensure that content of programs include diverse voices/panels and cover concepts of equity and inclusivity.
Co-Chairs: Tiffany-Ann Taylor & Giovania Tiarachristie