The City of Concord recognizes & values diversity and inclusion as a vital characteristic of our organization & of the Capital City which we represent. Concord celebrates the diversity of the community it serves & the individuals it employs, embracing the differences in race, color, religion, national origin, creed, gender, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, & military background. The City of Concord believes it has an obligation to utilize the strength that is born from diversity & that we have a duty to ensure its employees, citizens, vendors & the members of the general public are treated with dignity & respect in all of their duties & dealings with the City of Concord. The City of Concord believes a workplace that creates a culture of inclusion & equity will allow that organization to serve its citizenry more creatively, efficiently, & productively. A successful inclusion & diversity program will ensure these objectives, goals, & priorities are maintained.