Cuyahoga County Awarded 2013 Commission 50 Designation

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CUYAHOGA COUNTY – Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald was notified earlier this week that Cuyahoga County is being recognized as a part of the 2013 Commission 50. The Commission 50, a Greater Cleveland Partnership Commission on Economic Inclusion initiative, recognizes an organization’s significant efforts regarding diversity and inclusion. Organizations are ranked by four metrics – board diversity, senior management diversity, workforce diversity, and supplier diversity ‐ and those with the highest combined scores on on the Commission’s most recent Employers Survey on Diversity receive the award. Only 25 non‐private organizations win this Greater Cleveland Partnership designation each year. “Cuyahoga County proudly accepts this 2013 Commission 50 honor,” said Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, “This designation in combination with other inclusion efforts are significant accomplishments that we will continue to build upon.”

County Executive FitzGerald recently launched several initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion within the county administration including the formation of an Economic Inclusion Task Force and the creation of an Equity Commission. The Equity Commission will oversee the creation of Departmental Equity Plans and an annual Cuyahoga County Equity Report. Additionally, Cuyahoga County issued a request for proposals to conduct a Disparity Study which will ensure inclusion efforts as a part of county contracting and purchasing processes.

For a full list of 2013 honorees as well as more information on the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Commission on Economic Inclusion, please visit:‐ Inclusion/Commission/Commission‐50.aspx