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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Welcoming Yasamin Gordon, Winooski's Equity Director

Equity Director

Please join all of us at the City of Winooski in welcoming Yasamin Gordon (she/her) as the City’s first Equity Director! 

Yasamin brings a passion for and experience in equity and inclusion advocacy, as well as community outreach and restorative practices, to the Winooski team and community. Most recently, Yasamin held the position of Lead Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Coach for Champlain Valley School District and Planning Room Director for Shelburne Community School, where her work included developing and implementing a district-wide DEI Coaching model. In addition, Yasamin brings training in Equity Leadership and experience as both a community and professional Equity Facilitator to her new position.

Throughout her career, Yasamin has been actively involved in the development of initiatives that foster a culturally inclusive and equitable environment, and has been heavily involved in the interruption and dismantling of systemic racism. As Equity Director, Yasamin will focus on the implementation of the Working Communities Challenge Grant, as well as develop and implement a community engagement strategy to increase participation in local government among under-represented populations and achieve fair and equitable outcomes for all residents.

Yasamin shares the following message: 

“My aim is to use the Equity Director position to ensure that every human within the Winooski community has what they need, to feel like they belong, and to know that their voice matters.”

Yasamin will begin her work with the City of Winooski on May 10th, 2021. 

Questions regarding this announcement can be sent to Phoebe Townsend, Human Resouces Manager: ptownsend@winooskivt.gov

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