Racial Equity Committee

Agendas and Minutes

  1. 2022
  2. 2021
  3. 2020
  4. 2019
Regular MeetingSeptember 28Agenda (PDF)
Minutes (PDF)
7 p.m.
Regular MeetingAugust 30Agenda

Watch7 p.m.
Regular MeetingJuly 26AgendaMinutesWatch 7 p.m.
Education SeriesJuly 20

Watch 7 p.m.
Regular MeetingJune 28AgendaMinutesWatch7 p.m.
Regular Meeting May 31AgendaMinutesWatch7 p.m.
Regular MeetingApril 26AgendaMinutesWatch7 p.m.
Regular MeetingMarch 29AgendaMinutesWatch
7 p.m.
Regular MeetingFebruary 22AgendaMinutesWatch
7 p.m.
Regular MeetingJanuary 27Agenda
7 p.m.
Education SeriesJanuary 13

7 p.m.

racial equity committee education series: September 22nd 

REDLINED: CITIES, SUBURBS, SEGREGATION takes visitors on a deep dive into the history of redlining and how it both shaped and was shaped by Johnson County and the region. Visitors will learn about the 19th and 20th century foundations of redlining, how the private practice became federal policy during the Great Depression, the expansion of the practice during postwar suburbanization, attempts to dismantle the system during the Civil Rights Era, and how the legacies of redlining continue to impact communities around the nation today.  

Roeland Parkers are encouraged to visit the exhibit and join Andrew Gustafson, Curator of Interpretation, for a virtual Q and A and discussion on Thursday September 22. Information about the exhibit’s hours and pricing can be found here. Note that Saturday September 17th is a free day!

To sign up for the virtual Q and A, click here.


The Ad Hoc Racial Equity Committee started in September 2020 after the City approved a racial equity resolution no. 682. Part of this charge was to begin a committee to review the City's policies and determine how we could become more inclusive as a community. 


Part of the committee's goal is to help educate the community on matters of racial justice. The Committee in cooperation with Johnson County Public Library has put together several resources for members of the community to start to learn more about race and racism. We encourage you to check out these links to learn more.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all City meetings remain remote until further notice. Below is the information to participate in this meeting.

 Ad Hoc Racial Equity Committee Meeting

Topic: Racial Equity Committee
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime
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Meeting ID: 999 7916 8420

2022 committee MEMBERS

  • Mike Kelly (Mayor)
  • Jen Hill (Council)
  • Kate Raglow (Council)
  • Diane Mora
  • Carrie Paulette
  • Haile Sims (Chair)
  • Monica Espinoza
  • Emily Schlitz

COntact us

The Racial Equity Committee is working to develop goals and engage community members in the effort to promote racial justice. If you have feedback for the committee or would like to reach out for any reason, please complete the request form here.