Diversity Charter

Adopted: September 13, 2016

Preamble

Since Ogden became a city in 1851, new arrivals and established residents have lived together in a rich spectrum of cultures, religions and ethnicities. Many choose Ogden because of our diversity, with common values often uniting us. In this Charter, we affirm these values and envision an Ogden where everyone experiences belonging, fairness, fundamental freedoms, and human rights. Through this effort we hope to increase civic engagement and economic mobility among our residents, which will foster cultural and economic vibrancy. We are signing this Charter to crystallize ideas expressed in a series of shared conversations and to focus our hearts and energy on a strategy to improve our community while acknowledging past shortcomings in meeting the needs of all Ogden residents. In signing this document, community elders, current leaders and hopeful young people wil lcommit to come together as many times as it takes, especially if setbacks occur. In this endeavor, we intend a living framework to help us build an ever more inclusive, engaged community where each new generation builds on lessons from our past.

Mission

Our mission is to establish a collaborative connection between the City of Ogden, individuals, institutions, and organizations working toward meeting the needs of our diverse communities, Ogden-Weber Tech College (the Tech College), Weber State University (WSU), Ogden and Weber School Districts, and private and charter schools. A collaborative strategic plan will be used to identify and resolve issues, promote equity, cultivate positive cultural awareness, promote cultural traditions, and enhance the well-being and quality-of-life of those living in or visiting Ogden, Utah.

Vision

We envision an Ogden that is inclusive and welcoming-thriving on the trust, equity, and inter-dependency of our diverse communities.

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  1. Diversity Affairs


    Physical Address
    2549 Washington Blvd.
    Ogden, UT 84401

    Phone: 801-629-8109


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  1. Values
  2. Goals
The following core values are the foundation for our work together:
  • Dignity
  • Equity
  • Inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Trust
  • Diversity