Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

People In Large Room for Meeting

The City of Palmdale is committed to maintaining a safe and welcoming community for all residents, employees, and visitors through initiatives rooted in Access, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. To achieve our mission and vision, we must address tough issues such as the disparate impact and treatment of marginalized populations. In doing so, we can ensure the community's needs are met, and everyone can thrive. 

City of Palmdale's Municipality Equity Index Scorecard

The Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index Scorecard (MEI) highlights ways that cities support LGBTQ+ people who live and work there. The City of Palmdale is a longstanding organization member and continuously seeks ways to support and empower LGBTQ+ community members and employees. 

MEI Palmdale California 2021 as of Oct 2021 (PDF)

Human Rights Advisory Committee

The Human Rights Advisory Committee provides actionable recommendations to the Mayor City Council and the City Manager to bolster their efforts to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the organization and the community. Click here to learn more about the Committee and when it meets.