Diversity Statement

Kennebec Valley Regional Diversity Declaration
In the Kennebec Valley Region, diversity is part of our history, culture, and identity. The region’s diversity declaration endeavors to foster and promote an environment that allows for all members of our community to feel valued, appreciated, and free to be who they are at work and at play, just as much as they are at home. As a community, we strive to:
• Grow and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is a societal norm, not just an initiative;
• Foster a deep sense of pride, passion and belonging regardless of our individual differences and;
• Unify our shared commitment to prosperity, ingenuity, and civic responsibility.
We will routinely examine our beliefs and biases to ensure that we are upholding our values around diversity and inclusiveness. Communities that actively lift the human spirit and support diversity and inclusion are proven to be stronger societies where equity is more readily practiced and more obviously accepted.