Office of Diversity

Diversity includes respect of the dignity of each individual as a person not withstanding differences in personality, age, gender, race, ethnicity, physical and mental ability, sexual orientation, physical appearance, family status, religious and political beliefs, socio-economic status, and other personal identity markers.

The Office of Diversity works to foster an
awareness, understanding and respect for the differences that make us each unique human beings. It strives to identify, understand and satisfy the needs of the City's diverse workforce and community.

Services offered by the Office of Diversity support the City's diversity strategies and influence both the internal work environment and the community.

Community Impact
  • Human Relations Advisory Board

    Serves as liaison to council-appointed Mesa volunteers who advise the City Council on issues of diversity and inclusion.

  • Community Outreach/Ombudsman

    Builds relationships with community members, businesses and organizations to address community diversity issues.

  • Disabled & ADA Coordination

    Serves as ADA Coordinator and a resource for Mesa's disability community.


Mesa Hometown Heroes
Banner Program

Hometown Heros


Community Cinema Series

This season, Community Cinema celebrates 10 years of uniting people through independent film.

Available in more than 75 cities nationwide, Community Cinema presents free screenings and discussions around the Emmy Award-winning PBS documentary series Independent Lens.

By igniting conversations around issues that affect us all, Community Cinema creates real and lasting change - both at home and around the world. Events are free and open to the public.


Dobson Ranch Library
2425 S Dobson Rd
Mesa, AZ 85202 
6:00 p.m.

View page for details

Download season flyer


Mesa Film Series
Muhammad Ali Exhibit


2014 Diversity Report

Since diversity and inclusion are core values for the City of Mesa Human Relations Advisory Board and Office of Diversity, an objective measure of incidents of bias, discrimination and exclusion was conducted by the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University.

Mesa Opinion Survey Results


Inclusion & Diversity Report



Ruth Giese

Office of Diversity

20 E. Main Street, Suite 250
Mesa, AZ 85211
tel. 480.644.5033

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ADA Coordinator


Resources for the Disabled

Veteran Resources

ADA for Business

Resources and Links