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The Scottsdale Office of Diversity's objective is to ensure that there is fairness in organizational diversity, initiate strategies that intervene in discrimination or prejudice attitudes, and most importantly, to celebrate and educate one another about who we are to promote conscious inclusion.

The Scottsdale Diversity Office develops and sponsors training, services, programs, and events that create work and community environments where differences are valued, respected, and embraced:

Diversity Events & Video:

"American lives: The Impact of Islamophobia"

Click here to:  View or print information flyer, includes speakers and bios (PDF 295 K)

DATE:  Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. - Registration

TIME:  10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (Panel dialogue); 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  Audience Dialgoue - Q & A

LOCATION:  7380 E. Second Street, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (SCPA) - Stage 2

This fabulous and critical diversity awareness training and discussion will be moderated by Azra Hussain from the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona. Speakers include fellow city employee, Mohammad Rahman; Anjleen Gumer from the Sikh Coalition, Inc. of Arizona; Imraan Siddiqi from the Council on American Islamic Relations of Arizona.

11:30 a.m..:         Food will be served in the SCPA Atrium (RSVP required)
12:15 p.m.:          First cultural exposition/music group
12:30 p.m.:          Second cultural exposition (TBD)


Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting Sharon Cini at (480) 312-2727. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance, or as early as possible, to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact Sharon Cini at (480) 312-2727.


"Engaging Scottsdale as a Golden Rule City"

In 2003, the State of Arizona declared itself to be a “Golden Rule State”.  The ultimate goal of the “Golden Rule” is that its citizens treat each other the way they would like to be treated; encouraging more kindness, empathy and civility, - helping those in need, and embracing diversity in our community.

Scottsdale is a Golden Rule City:  Video from our April 28 event:


OUR MISSION: Simply Better Service for a World-Class Community

City Council priority: Reinvest in a high performing organization and work culture

Diversity and inclusion purpose statement: Help the City of Scottsdale become a more diverse workforce, skilled at working inclusively and respectfully and committed to serving our community's diverse needs.

This is achieved through a diversity framework that includes three goals:

  1. Expand diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  2. Workforce will be skilled at working inclusively and respectfully,
  3. Demonstrate city's commitment to serve our community's diverse needs.


The image of the community and the organization is shaped through our interactions and partnerships inside and outside the community. We learn more about one another as we interact in meaningful and productive ways with all members of the community, thus shaping a healthy future in a truly pluralistic society.

The Diversity Manager is accessible both to employees and the general community and is a resource involving discriminatory complaints or concerns.


Our Services

  • Facilitate Diversity Advisory Committee (DAC) team and their endeavors
  • Conduct diversity training and workshops internally and externally
  • Serve as a liaison for the Scottsdale Human Relations Commission (SHRC)
  • Evaluate complex employee relations matters and make recommendations
  • Evaluate citizen complaints and provide appropriate mediation and consultation
  • Provide consultation and facilitation to departments to successfully identify diversity priorities within city divisions

Our Programs

  • Civil Dialogue Series
  • DAC annual employee and community events
  • Mayor’s Committee on Employment of People With Disabilities
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration
  • Scottsdale Voices (CityCable Channel 11 show) – promoting Civil Dialogue Series
  • Regional Unity Walk


The workplace has become more complex, and employee relations is certainly a vital issue as more staff hours are devoted to addressing employee related matters using both collaborative and independent methods.

The City of Scottsdale’s Diversity Office and Human Resources Department provide employees with several options for addressing diversity issues, opportunities for involvement, and a means to hold the organization accountable for responding to concerns. These efforts include investigating complaints involving discrimination and civil liberty issues, as well as designing and facilitating interventions.


Contact Information

3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 

P: 480-312-2727
F: 480-312-9055

Sharon Cini
Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager

Appointed LGBT Liaison to the City Manager: This resource is available to the public to elevate the concerns of the LGBT community and ensure they are being heard.

Appointed LGBT Police Liaison: The Scottsdale Police Department has designated LGBT Community Liaisons whom are available to the public to address concerns of the LGBT community and to ensure they are heard. The police department liaisons are:

Detective Nicole Engstrom