Diversity Equity & Inclusion

In 1966, the City of Holland created the Human Relations Commission to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in housing, education, employment and public service.  The HRC advocates for all citizens, with special care to under-served communities.  Their vision is for Holland to be a place where all residents are honored and empowered to become productive members of the community, unhindered by bias, misunderstanding, and conflict. Learn more about the Human Relations Commission here.

City of Holland ORDINANCE 1784

Adopted:       August 19, 2020
Effective: September 9, 2020

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF THE CITY OF HOLLAND, MICHIGAN, BEING ORDINANCE NO. 1784 OF THE CITY OF HOLLAND, BY ADDING A NEW CHAPTER CONSISTING OF SECTIONS 25-1 THROUGH 25-9, WHICH NEW CHAPTER SHALL BE DESIGNATED AS CHAPTER 25 OF SAID CODE. 

The City of Holland hereby ordains:

 That Chapter 25, consisting of Sections 25-1 through 25-9, is added to read as follows:

Chapter 25 Protection Against Discrimination

 Sec. 25-1. Purpose.

It is the policy of the City of Holland to exercise its police power to ensure public safety, public health, and a person's general welfare. It is the intent of the City that no individual be denied equal protection of the laws, nor shall an individual be denied the enjoyment of their civil rights or be discriminated against because of age, race, national origin, color, disability, education, familial status, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, height, marital status, religion, source of income or weight. More here. 

Partners


Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony

Latin Americans United for Progress

Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance

Lakeshore Disability Network

Out on the Lakeshore

Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Hope College

Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates

Fair Housing Center of West Michigan

Ottawa County Department of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Michigan Department of Civil Rights