Prism is an ERG focusing on ensuring equity and inclusion for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) County employees and providing a place for LGBTQ employees to support each other’s professional growth. Prism members come from many different backgrounds and work at all levels and all departments throughout the County. Participation with Prism is open to all and Prism welcomes everyone to get involved.
For dates and locations of meetings get on the Prism list-serv or go to the Office of Diversity and Equity Events Calendar on the MultcoCommons.
Membership is open to any Multnomah County employee.
All Multnomah County employees are entitled to use 3 hours per month of work time interacting with ERGs that they are signed up with. There are some limited exceptions. You can join by going to this website: https://commons.multco.us/office-diversity-and-equity/form/multnomah-cou....
If you have any questions about these rules or joining an ERG, please, contact the Office of Diversity and Equity.
Prism Executive Committee
Youth and Family Services Division
My passion for social justice and nurturing a beloved community has followed me from my upbringing on the Mississippi Gulf Coast to the Pacific NW. I have been with Multnomah County since 2012, working first in Intellectual / Developmental Disability Services, then Aging, Disability and Veteran Services and now in Youth and Family Services as a Contract Liaison.
I enjoy being a Co-Chair of Prism and getting to know the diversity of LGTBQ+ folks who work in various capacities throughout the county. Prism feels like an opportunity to extend my chosen family even more and be in a healing space with fellow queers! I look forward to getting to know more people and continuing to work together to facilitate system changes, and voice our needs and dreams for our workplace and larger community.
“We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.” - Dorothy Day
Office of Diversity and Equity
Senior Equity and Inclusion Specialist
I have worked for Multnomah County for over 8 years now and have been involved with Prism for over 3 years. It is important to me that all employees of the county feel safe and can bring their authentic selves to their work. By working together and collectively pooling our knowledge, we can make a difference for all. Please join us in this work, oh and we have some fun too!
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~Maya Angelou