Office of Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement

Welcome! We're happy you're here.

We are the Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement (OEICE). We provide leadership and support to the County to advance equity, inclusion, and community engagement policies and practices so that all Washington County residents thrive. 

Check out the links below to learn more about how you can connect with our work to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and community engagement in all parts of the County.

If you need ADA accommodations, language interpretation or translation, or any other assistance to help you access these opportunities for participation, please contact us at equity@co.washington.or.us

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Land Acknowledgement Statement

The following statement was prepared by representatives of Confederate Tribes of Grand Ronde, Nez Perce, Siletz, and Yavapai people and adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on December 14, 2021.

We want to acknowledge the people on whose land we live—the Atfalati-Kalapuyans also known as the Tualatin Band of Kalapuyans—the first inhabitants of Washington County. We are grateful for the land we are on, Kalapuyan land.

Signers of the Willamette Valley Treaty of 1855 were removed from their homelands to the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation. Today their descendants are tribal members of Grand Ronde and Siletz tribes, carrying on the traditions and cultures of their ancestors.

We acknowledge and express gratitude for the ancestors of this place and recognize that we are here because of the sacrifices forced upon them. In remembering these communities, we honor their legacy, their lives, and their continuation in our community. Please reflect on the role government has played in the painful, colonial history and reflect as well on the resilience and healing of the Indigenous land and communities.

We would like to invite everyone to collaborate and work together with the tribes to take care of the land and water and the people who inhabit these spaces.

 

Language Access Statement

Washington County strives to remove language barriers to meaningful access of our programs, services and employment opportunities. One of the ways we do this is by providing free language assistance.

Though many important forms and written materials have already been translated into some languages based on anticipated needs in the community, we will make reasonable efforts to have all important forms and written materials translated into any language upon request.

In some circumstances an interpreter may also be made available to assist with important communications.

If you have trouble getting language barriers removed so that you can enjoy meaningful access to Washington County programs, services and employment opportunities, please contact the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement for assistance.

If you need accommodations or have questions about language assistance, please reach out to Latricia Tillman at Latricia_Tillman@co.washington.or.us.

 

Discrimination and harassment-free workplace statement

Washington County is committed to providing a work environment that is fair, civil and respectful of each person’s dignity and is free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, sexual assault or retaliation on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, use of protected leave, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, sex, including gender or gender identity, or age.