Equity Commission


The City of Modesto has adopted a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Program where all employees, volunteers, and the community we serve feel valued, respected, and heard. The Equity Commission seeks enthusiastic members to help drive the initiatives of the DEI Program that will foster, cultivate and preserve a culture of diversity, equity and inclusivity both internally within the City of Modesto workforce, as well as within the services we provide to the community.

Regular Meetings

  • 5 p.m.
  • The 3rd Monday of every month
  • Tenth Street Place
    Human Resources Department


Members Application
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The Equity Commission's (Formerly known as the Equal Opportunity / Disability Commission)  primary responsibility is to advise and assist the City Manager, the City Council, and staff in matters that relate to equity and inclusion, equal opportunity and disability related issues within the City workforce and services provided to the community.

Human Relations Commission

The Human Relations Commission's primary responsibility is to make recommendations for furthering human relations in the community. This commission provides information and referrals concerning fair housing. The commission meets jointly with the Equity Commission. 

Membership Requirements

Five (5) members must be registered voters in the City of Modesto and two (2) must reside and be registered voters in Stanislaus County. The remaining members may fulfill either of the above requirements.   

For more information, please contact Human Resources Executive Assistant, Kelly Rice-Ortiz