Founding Vision

The cities of Lake Oswego, West Linn, Wilsonville, Tigard, and Tualatin are naturally linked through many commonalities and these communities have begun to deepen partnerships across local city councils, city managers, police departments, school districts, and community organizations. There has been an ever-increasing need to address diversity, equity, and inclusion within all facets of our communities.

As one step in our journey toward establishing a culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion, we are holding a Multi-City Equity Summit.  This summit will bring together citizens and public officials around community issues related to racism, discrimination, and exclusion. The event would seek to: 

  1. Collectively deepen our understanding of how racism and discrimination are experienced in our communities. 
  2. Share ways that our communities are responding to the problem in neighborhoods, schools, and the city government; and 
  3. Explore ways to address these issues at the local level. 

This day-long event will be held October 19, 2019. We invite citizen and business leaders, government and police representatives, school teachers and administrators, and residents of all ages who are concerned about inclusion and diversity in our communities to attend.

For more information please contact David Salerno Owens at