We, the board of the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District, acknowledge and adopt the following broad and all-encompassing definition of diversity and inclusion:

 Diversity is the seeking and achieving of a broad representation of experiences, perspectives, opinions and cultures.  Inclusiveness is an essential source of vitality and strength for the effective pursuit of an organization’s mission.

 RESOLUTION

WHEREAS the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District board embraces the organization’s mission of providing artistic opportunities to people of diverse backgrounds;

WHEREAS the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District board is committed to educating and encouraging its members and constituents in the nonprofit sector to better serve the regional community;

WHEREAS the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District board has served as the resource for and has made significant investments in the area of diversity, therefore BE IT RESOLVED THAT:

Diversity is recognized and embraced as critical to the mission of the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District and shall remain an integral, ongoing and proactive part of the organization’s governance, committees, membership, programs, policies, activities, goals and priorities now and in the future;

Miller Beach Arts & Creative District provides access and opportunities to the arts to all segments of the community;

Miller Beach Arts & Creative District strives to be inclusive in its planning and programs, and diversity is part of its plans;

The Miller Beach Arts & Creative District Board of Directors seeks to be representative of the region’s diversity, serving as a springboard for ideas and generating concepts related to the diversification of the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District’s programs and services in all communities.