Time to Talk Equity: When, How, and Why to Have the Discussion

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Finance officers are stewards of their community, helping to allocate resources and manage implementation of programs and services. Increasingly, conversations on results have included an equity lens. What is equity and what does it mean for public finance? In this session, hear from finance officers on how they have embraced equity into their operating vernacular, built and continue to build an awareness around implicit bias, and recognize the challenges in focusing on the topic. In addition, speakers will provide guidance to help you include an equity focus in your organization - when to introduce equity, how to best communicate equity issues, and why it matters.

Speakers

Harpreet Hora

Harpreet Hora

Budget Manager, City of Roswell, GA

Lisa Marie Harris

Lisa Marie Harris

Director of Finance/Treasurer, San Diego County Water Authority

Kecia Dougherty, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Kecia Dougherty, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Strategic Workforce Equity Coordinator, City of Dubuque, IA

Judy Archer

Judy Archer

Director of Human Resources, Pierce County, WA