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.

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

Unity Walk 2014
2014 Unity Walk


Community Cinema Series

Community Cinema is a groundbreaking public education and civic engagement initiative featuring monthly screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. Every month between September and May, Community Cinema brings together leading organizations, community members and public television states to learn, discuss and get involved in today's critical social issues.


Mesa Arts Center
Contemporary Arts Building
Dobson Lecture Hall
One East Main Street
6:00 p.m.

View page for details

Community Cinema Series

Mesa Film Series
Muhammad Ali Exhibit


Ruth Giese

Office of Diversity

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

AzRelay 7-1-1 


ADA Coordinator


Resources for the Disabled

Veteran Resources

Resources and Links