As received from Morgantown PFLAG: "Purpose – In order to increase certainty that City government works for persons with less protection from employment and housing discrimination and to create a bridge to support diversity and change within the community, the City Council of Morgantown authorizes the establishment of a City Hall LGBTQ liaison to work with the City Manager as recommended for all cities by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. This action is taken to increase assurance that the needs of the LGBTQ citizens are being heard and to enable greater assurance that city policies, regulations, and services can become even more responsive to a wider diversity of residents and businesses.
“Organizational Setting – The City Hall LGBTQ Liaison shall be responsible to the City Manager and advise the City Manager on matters relating LGBTQ concerns, relations with LGBT organizations and opportunities for LGBTQ contributions to the community. The liaison will attend City staff, department and board and commission meetings with communication with the City Manager. In addition, the City Hall LGBTQ Liaison will attend regular meetings of the Human Rights Commission. The City Hall LGBTQ Liaison shall work collaboratively with the Police Department LGBTQ Liaison. “Duties – The LGBTQ Liaison’s duties shall include but not be limited to the following:
“· Be identified by contact information on the City website.
“· Attend City staff, department and board and commission meetings with communication with the City Manager.
“· Advise City Manager and Human Rights Commission on matters relating to LGBTQ issues and opportunities and serve as a resource to Departments, Commissions and Board as authorized by the City Manager.
“· Be a resource available to the public to ensure that the concerns of LGBTQ citizens are being heard and provide appropriate mediation and consultation when needed.
“· Manage an email box where people can confidently email questions and concerns.
“· With concurrence of City Manager, create internal and external training, programs and events as needed where differences in sexual orientation are better understood, valued and respected.
“Accessibility – The City Hall LGBTQ Liaison will be accessible to the City Manager by telephone/text and to the public and City staff by email.
“Terms – Stipend will be negotiated based on services provided.
“June 25, 2018/Rev. March 19, 2020”
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