Race, Equity, & Inclusion Working Group
In June 2020, Board Chair Frerichs announced the creation of a working group on race, equity and inclusion. Since then, the committee has met to discuss these issues as they relate to SACOG’s work, and how to best move forward. To best formulate a plan of action, SACOG hired a consultant, The McKensie Mack Group, to conduct an equity audit for SACOG, with the intent to understand where we stand and how to do better.
The McKensie Mack Group is a Black-led, non-binary led consultancy that centers the principles of racial justice, LGBTQIA+ rights, transformative accountability, and gender equity in all they do. They were brought on to work with the SACOG Board, staff, and stakeholders to understand the history of SACOG, our culture, the current cultural climate of our industry, and our impact in the Sacramento region. Over the course of three months they interviewed board members, staff, and stakeholders, reviewed documents, plans, policies, and communications to create the audit.
The audit is the first step to develop a strategic plan to help the agency address racism, racial justice, and racial inequities, facilitate staff and board education, and build capacity among staff.