Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

The City of Salem strives to proactively address and dismantle systemic barriers that perpetuate inequity in society. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are structures that allow us to challenge these barriers. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion can be defined as follows:

  • Diversity: Multiple identities represented in a space. Can include identities on the basis of race, neurodivergence, ability, social class, education level, size, etc... 
  • Equity: Constantly and consistently recognizing and redistributing power. “Equality is giving everyone the same pair of shoes. Equity is giving everyone a pair of shoes that fits.”
  • Inclusion: Thoughts, ideas and perspectives that all individuals matter and are included in the processes that affect them. 

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Regina Zaragoza Frey Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (978) 745-9595x41505