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.
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.