Mesa is home to over 500 thousand people of different races, places of origins, faiths, identities and abilities, per the U.S. Census. Today, Mesa launched its Together Mesa initiative to advance equity, inclusion and accessibility in Mesa. This citywide effort aims to increase citizen engagement while fostering awareness and understanding of the City's growing population.
"We live in a diverse city with rich history and a wide spectrum of cultural backgrounds and perspectives that make us who we are," said Mayor John Giles. "Together Mesa reaffirms our commitment to prioritize issues of equity, inclusion and accessibility for all. Sharing our similarities and embracing what makes us unique deepens our understanding of each other and strengthens our community, overall."
"Mesa has such rich diversity. We value and embrace our community by celebrating the people, communities, cultures and perspectives that help to make Mesa special," said Andrea Alicoate, Diversity & Special Projects Manager. "Efforts like Together Mesa are a testament to the commitment of our City to welcome all people living, working and visiting our vibrant city. Together we are all Mesa."
As part of Together Mesa, the City will develop a collection of curated content to showcase and amplify the diverse voices of our communities. Other future Together Mesa projects will include a Community Learning Series and a multicultural Spotify music playlist. These offerings provide an opportunity to learn directly from community members and delve into the diverse experiences and perspectives that make up our city.
"Together Mesa encourages all of us to be active members of our city by sharing our experiences and knowledge," said Mesa Human Relations Advisory Board Chair Ron Williams. "When we listen to different experiences from our own, we gain a broader perspective of our community."
To learn more about Together Mesa, please visit www.mesaaz.gov/togethermesa.