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July 27, 2017 - City Hires First Diversity Officer

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Media Contacts:
Joyce Lira, Human Resources, 303-441-1948
Sarah Huntley, Media Relations, 303-441-3155

City hires first diversity officer
Renata Robinson will lead efforts to make Boulder a more diverse and welcoming workplace and community

The City of Boulder is pleased to announce that Renata Robinson will become the city’s diversity officer. The former consultant and organizational development director will begin her employment on Monday, July 31.

Robinson has a strong background in building and implementing human resource programs with a history of success in creating and implementing sustained diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives.  She was the principal and chief people officer with T&T Innovative Solutions, her own consulting practice.  She was also vice president of Human Resources for Teach for America and director of Organizational Development, Talent Management and Human Resources for Total Long Term Care Solutions. 

She has a doctoral degree in Organizational Management from Argosy University and an M.A. in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.

Robinson, who participated in a city meet and greet event and selection interviews earlier this month, demonstrated high energy, positive and engaging demeanor, and strategy-based perspective and ideas.  Thank you to community members who participated in the process.

While Boulder has had individuals assigned to diversity initiatives as parts of their workplan previously, this is a focused position that puts diversity and inclusion efforts in the forefront of the role.

“We recognize the need to emphasize diversity in our community and organization, both to attract residents, visitors and employees with a range of backgrounds and perspectives and to make our culture even more welcoming and inclusive.” said City Manager Jane Brautigam. “I am delighted that Renata has accepted our offer to guide us through these efforts, and I’m looking forward to her ability to help us understand best practices and implement innovative ideas.”