Office of Diversity

Ruth Giese

Community Services Director

20 E. Main Street, Suite 250

Mesa, AZ 85211

Hours of Operation

M-Th 7am-6pm

Contact Information


AzRelay 7-1-1 


Community Services


Diversity Links



Community Services

Community Services is a department that provides a wide range of assistance to City of Mesa residents.  This department includes the following areas:



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.


The Office of Diversity's services support the City's diversity initiatives and serves as liaison to the community by providing information and direction.  It also provides coordination for Title VI and the ADA.

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.

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.



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