Goal will be to help ‘eliminate racial inequities and improve outcomes for all racial groups’Uriel Varela Jr. knows his background will help as the city of Kent interim race and equity manager.
Ralph and the Kent City Council agreed to fund the position in the 2021-2022 city budget to help create a strategic plan to address race and equity issues in Kent.
Varela will create an equity strategic plan and policy with input from the City Council, Cultural Communities Board, community leaders and other stakeholders.
We will also be analyzing our procurement process through a racial equity lens.
Varela and Ralph each emphasized the importance of taking steps to move racial equity forward in the city.