Diversity At The City Of Las Vegas
Las Vegas is proud to recognize and celebrate the multi-faceted composition of our population. The city has a diversity initiative to promote valuing and respecting the talents and perspectives of each person, with an emphasis on facilitating opportunities for inclusion and engagement.
The city of Las Vegas is committed to procuring its goods, products and services from a diversified pool of vendors, contractors and professional service providers, and working with developing businesses to help them grow. Our strategy is to work with a broad range of suppliers that are competitive in quality, service and price.
The Supplier Diversity program provides technical assistance to minority-owned, women-owned and disabled veteran-owned business enterprises (MWDVBEs) to give those organizations greater access to contracting and procurement opportunities with the city.
To help increase business opportunities for the MWDVBE suppliers wishing to do business with the city, the city has created an online Minority Business Directory.
Business Development Relations with Community Organizations of Diversity
The city maintains a strong presence with local chambers of commerce, consulates and other business organizations that represent the diverse culture of our community. The city regularly interacts with these groups and provides information on the tools available to local businesses that wish to do business with the city. Staff is also available to meet with international delegations. International delegation visits must be scheduled 30 days in advance by calling (702) 229-6551.
For LGBT related matters, please contact Mayoral LGBT Liaison Adrina Ramos-King at (702) 229-4155.
Diversity Recognitions & Events
Las Vegas is proud to recognize the multi-faceted makeup of our population. The city regularly presents diversity recognitions, which are designed to showcase the accomplishments and contributions of our diverse community, at City Council meetings. The city also offers recreational and cultural activities for people of all ages and abilities, many of which coincide with and focus on numerous diversity recognitions. Learn more about the available recreational and cultural activities available through the city.
Diversity education is an integral part of training and development at the city of Las Vegas. More than 1,000 city employees have completed diversity training through either a one day or three day diversity program. This is a significant accomplishment for an organization the size of the city of Las Vegas. Many departments have diversity committees, which work to ensure that the diversity principles taught in the training are passed on to other employees and that these principles are represented via the department’s work.
The philosophy is that this employee effort will translate to better customer service and a stronger city for the community we serve.