The Mayor’s Office of Social Equity and Innovation (OSEI) was established to develop and implement the policies, programs, regulations, and initiatives of the City and County of Denver related to race, social equity, and social justice.
Denver believes that equity is when race and other social identities can no longer be used to predict life outcomes. Research tells us that when equity is the primary focus, with diversity and inclusion as supportive facets, all segments of communities are improved. This allows individuals who have often been institutionally marginalized and historically disadvantaged to be fully engaged and supported to achieve successful outcomes. Because of this, the OSEI emphasizes Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, EDI, as the order of our efforts, not DEI.
Read our 2021 Annual Report(PDF, 488KB)
We utilize best and innovative practices to lead Denver in transformative change with a commitment to equitable outcomes.
Equity is embedded in all facets of Denver’s operations.
Given the structural and institutional inequities that impact the Denver community, our work centers those who have been negatively impacted by racial and social injustices.
When race and other social identities can no longer be used to predict life outcomes
Equity is achieved through the advancement of policies and practices that center those who are underrepresented and have been historically disadvantaged.
Mayor’s Office of Social Equity and Innovation Releases 2021 Annual Report