The Town of Riverdale Park strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion. The Town’s Mayor and Council, residents, businesses, and staff reflect the many faces, cultures, and walks of life that proudly make up our world. We respect, value and celebrate the unique attributes, characteristics, and perspectives that make each person who they are. We also believe that bringing diverse individuals together throughout our Town allows us to collectively and more effectively address the issues that face our community. It is the Town of Riverdale Park’s aim to be guided by these core values:
The quality of being different or unique at the individual or group level. This includes age; ethnicity; gender; gender identity; language differences; nationality; parental status; physical, mental, and developmental abilities; race; religion; sexual orientation; skin color; socio-economic status; work and behavioral styles; the perspectives of each individual shaped by their background, experiences and culture—and more. Even when people appear the same on the outside, they are different.
A strategy to leverage diversity. Diversity always exists in social systems. Inclusion, on the other hand, must be created. In order to leverage diversity, an environment must be created where people feel supported, listened to and able to do their personal best.