Commitment to Inclusivity

Our Town’s mission statement focuses on providing services that make people’s lives better.  In pursuit of that mission, we are committed to inclusivity, welcoming families and people from all backgrounds to live, work and visit.

We value dialogue and respectful differences of opinion.  Our differences can make us stronger; however, respect is the key. We will not condone or tolerate violence, intimidation, or hate in any form.

We are committed to making Danville a safe place for all where we celebrate diversity, dignity, and equality for all members of our community.

Sunlight through a Danville Oak Tree

Inclusivity Initiatives

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training for Town Employees - October 2021
The Town contracted with CircleUp Education, an Oakland, CA-based organization for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training for all full-time Town Staff. Diversity Uncovered training is scheduled for all full-time staff through October 2021 and includes training in Implicit bias, Microaggressions, and Inclusion.

Town Staff Participate in Unity Day - October 20, 2021
Unity Day is a chance to show unity for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion and to send a visible message that no child should ever experience bullying. Staff at the Town of Danville wore orange to take part in Unity Day and stand united against bullying and promote kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. Together we can prevent bullying and ensure safe and supportive environments for all children. #UnityDay2021

Town Staff wear Orange for Unity Day 2021

Town Allocates Federal Funds to Support Community Services - October 5, 2021
On October 5, 2021, the Danville Town Council approved a resolution to allocate $1.65 million in federal funds to support community programs and partnerships that will address high-priority needs and help spur economic recovery. Program funds allocated included $250,000 to Mental Health - to identify and support local and/or regional service providers with initiatives to address pandemic-induced social isolation, provide mental health services/assistance or improve response to behavioral health crises. Also, $100,000 was allocated to Homeless Services to identify and support local, regional and/or county programs and services that shelter, feed and care for our homeless population.  

Resolution approving the display of the rainbow flag for Pride Month - May 2021
During the May 18, 2021, Town Council Meeting, the Town Council voted to approve Resolution No. 21-2021, and display the Rainbow Flag during the month of June 2021 on the flagpole at the Town Library/Community Center in order to symbolize the Town’s viewpoint in celebrating the diversity of and support for the Town’s LGBTQ community during Pride Month.   

Stronger Than Hate Art Show 2020 
The Stronger than Hate Art Showcase was a chance for Danville teens to show off their art skills and promote equality and inclusion. To combat the racial tensions and hateful attitudes that had plagued 2020, the Danville Youth Council decided to create a town-wide art project aimed at fostering tolerance.