Welcome to the Office of Diversity and Equity website. The Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE) is a hub for Multnomah County diversity and equity initiatives. Our mission is to hold Multnomah County accountable to ensure access, equity, and inclusion in our services, policies, practices, and procedures.
Office of Diversity and Equity
The commission, which includes local youth ages 13 to 21, was established in 1996. The commission’s roles include: policy recommendations, community engagement and youth-adult partnerships.
Our goal is to use strategies to target resources that are culturally responsive and appropriate to our communities most negatively impacted by systemic racism.
Youth in Multnomah County have the opportunity to apply for up to $1,000 to lead an anti-violence project. Applications are due February 14th, at 5PM.