Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Dublin is a community that values diversity, equity and inclusion for all. As calls for social equality echo throughout the nation, the City of Dublin is committed to providing opportunities for residents, businesses and visitors’ voices to be heard. The City has implemented several committees and community liaisons to serve in shaping Dublin as a diverse, inclusive city in Central Ohio.

Diversity Statement

“We are a team of different and unique qualities which enable us to best serve our community.”

Equity Statement

“We acknowledge our different and unique qualities, be they advantages, disadvantages or otherwise, and we embrace fairness so that all might have an opportunity to achieve similar outcomes.”

Inclusion Statement

“We welcome and expect diversity and we provide opportunities for all team members to contribute to the City’s success.”

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives

In 2020, the City of Dublin, with direction from the City Council, announced the formation of a Community Task Force and Chief’s Advisory Committee to assist and advise City Council, City Manager Dana McDaniel and Chief of Police Justin Páez on combating and prohibiting social injustice, inequity, intolerance, negative stereotyping and discrimination in the Dublin community.

In August 2021, the Community Task Force presented its recommendations to Dublin City Council, which included public safety aspirational goals developed by the Chief’s Advisory Committee, as well as parts of the City’s employee-led internal DEI plan. This combined proposal will serve as Dublin’s DEI Framework, and City Council will establish goals from this outline to move the community forward.

While the Community Task Force ended its monthly meetings in August 2021 after its year of work, the group recommended that its efforts continue in a new iteration to be determined by City Council. The Chief’s Advisory Committee was originally designed as a standing City committee, so members continue their work on a monthly basis.

In November 2021, Dublin City Council created the Community Inclusion Advisory Committee to serve as that new iteration of the Community Task Force, with Council appointing members in February 2022.

In November 2021, Dublin City Council adopted a non-discrimination ordinance that creates city-level protections for people experiencing discrimination based on their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and pregnancy, among other protected statuses.

LGBTQ+ Liaisons

The City of Dublin has two LGBTQ+ Liaisons who were appointed to be a link among Dublin’s LGBTQ+ community, the City Manager’s Office and the Dublin Police Department. Officer Amber McCloskey and J.M. Rayburn, Planner I in the City’s Division of Planning, serve as the City’s LGBTQ+ Liaisons.

The LGBTQ+ Liaisons are responsible for reviewing City policies and services through an LGBTQ+ lens as well as assisting the City in creating policies and delivering services that ensure inclusivity. The liaisons will serve as empathetic representatives for constituents who want to bring LGBTQ+ related issues to the City, without concern of being dismissed or misunderstood.

Community Liaison Officers

The Dublin Police Department has three Community Liaison Officers (CLOs) who seek to find new ways the department can connect with the community.

Officers Amber McCloskey, Scott Nichelson and Rigoberto Quintanilla serve as the Community Liaison Officers for the Dublin Police. 

City’s Internal DEI Committee

The City of Dublin’s Internal DEI Committee is made up of employees from across the City’s work units. Members are tasked with developing a comprehensive understanding of the diverse perspectives of the City’s workforce and will facilitate two-way communication between employees and senior leadership. Members meet monthly. Interested?

Community Inclusion Advisory Committee

Dublin City Council unanimously adopted resolution 09-22 at its Feb. 28 meeting, appointing 11 members to the newly formed Community Inclusion Advisory Committee, which it formed in November 2021. The CIAC’s work will be informed by the former Community Task Force and its recommended DEI Framework.

Members of the CIAC will continue to develop the framework while also advising Council on DEI strategies to strengthen connections among diverse residents, community groups and the City government.

Chief’s Advisory Committee

Diversity and inclusion serve as major components of the Dublin Police department’s outreach with Dublin’s residents, businesses and visitors. Starting in August 2020, City Council unanimously adopted resolution 41-20 to establish a Chief’s Advisory Committee to have open dialogue between the Dublin Police department and the community about ensuring equity in Dublin policing.

The Chief’s Advisory Committee meets with Chief of Police Justin Páez, as well as Dublin Police Department executive staff, to provide valued advice, perspective, recommendations and feedback on significant community-police relations issues. The Committee may be asked to assist the police department with aligning its mission and goals with community expectations by conducting research, soliciting community feedback about the department, reviewing policies and procedures, and supporting the department’s efforts in community outreach and engagement.

The Chief’s Advisory Committee establishes an opportunity for proactive community engagement and critical dialogue concerning the protection, service and public safety needs for the City of Dublin.

Dublin’s Friendship Cities

As a global city of choice, Dublin, Ohio, USA values inclusivity, cultural exchange and international partnerships. The City of Dublin holds Friendship City designations with Mashiko, Japan, and Dublin, Ireland. Dublin residents who travel to Mashiko or Dublin are encouraged to serve as goodwill ambassadors of Dublin, Ohio. Learn more about the two cities.

Dublin’s Non-Discrimination Ordinance

Nov. 15, 2021, Dublin City Council unanimously adopted a non-discrimination ordinance that created city-level protections for people experiencing discrimination based on their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and pregnancy, among other protected statuses.

The legislation grants protections within Dublin and creates an administrative remedy for violations of the ordinance. The protections for these classes are in three areas: housing accommodations, employment practices and public accommodations.

By including language in policy that bans discriminatory practices against these protected classes, Dublin seeks to broaden the safeguards it offers its residents and visitors.

In August 2021, Dublin’s Community Task Force presented its diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) framework and recommendations to City Council. As part of those recommendations, the task force urged Council to adopt a comprehensive ordinance to specifically address discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression in the housing, employment and public accommodation arenas. Those would be in addition to the classes already protected by state and federal law: race, sex, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, familial status, marital status and military status.

Public Records Request Overview

In order to support faster response and better tracking of requests, the City of Dublin uses JustFOIA to collect, respond to and manage public information requests.

Why JustFOIA?

JustFOIA is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) online application that helps streamline the open records request process for the community and improve efficiencies in getting requested information quickly and accurately.

The application lets community members submit requests for all city records, including police reports. Commonly requested information includes accident reports, copies of resolutions and body-camera video.

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Core Values

Integrity, Respect, Communication, Teamwork, Accountability, Positive Attitude & Dedication to Service.

The City of Dublin operates under a set of seven key core values: integrity, respect, communication, teamwork, accountability, positive attitude and dedication to service. Staff members use these seven values as the basis for daily decision-making, including the decisions that go into the budget process.

  • Integrity. We are open and honest. We honor our commitments to the community and each other. Our actions are consistent with what we say.
  • Respect. We treat our coworkers and members of the community with courtesy and dignity. We embrace diversity and acknowledge the needs, responsibilities and inherent worth of each individual.
  • Communication. We maintain an environment in which employees feel free to share ideas and information. We promote open interaction throughout the organization to ensure knowledge and understanding among all employees and our community.
  • Teamwork. We create a climate in which all employees work together and support the individual talents and contributions of team members. We celebrate successes and see mistakes as opportunities for growth; we will never willingly let a member of our team fail.
  • Accountability. We are responsible to our community and each other for our personal and organizational decisions, actions and performance results. We are committed stewards of our City’s assets and resources.
  • Positive Attitude. We focus our efforts on constructive behavior, attitudes and solutions. We promote an environment that people love going to every day – a place where each individual can find a sense of belonging, inspiration, enjoyment and meaning.
  • Dedication to Service. We pursue innovation and continuous improvement in all we do. We are committed to efficient, effective and responsive service delivery that makes a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Leadership Philosophy

We are members of an organization that succeeds because of teamwork, dedication, diversity and the innovative spirit of all of   our members. Together, we build a culture of trust, service, mutual respect, inclusion and open communication. We hold ourselves mutually accountable to promote and sustain continuous learning and to develop the learning potential that exists in every member of our team.

City Code

The complete Dublin City Code is available online at American Legal City Ordinance website. Information staff at the Dublin branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library are available to help navigate this website.

Revised Charter of Dublin, Ohio

This Revised Charter, as adopted on March 19, 1996, became effective on July 4, 1996.

Zoning Code

The Zoning Code for Dublin is Chapter 153 of the Dublin Code of Ordinances. The Zoning Code sets land development requirements and establishes different uses within individual districts. Zoning regulations address the physical development of a site, such as building height, lot requirements, setbacks from lot lines, minimum numbers of parking spaces, sign types and sizes, and other related regulations.

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