Morgan Raley Appointed Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh has appointed Morgan Raley as the City of Syracuse's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Officer within the Department of Human Resources. In this role, Raley will be responsible for ensuring equal opportunity in hiring and personnel practices across the city, as well as identifying and addressing the needs of underrepresented groups within city departments.
As the DEI Officer, Raley will conduct a comprehensive review of hiring goals and the City's Affirmative Action Plan. She will also administer trainings and sensitivity awareness programs, coordinate the City's annual multicultural events and festivals, and serve as the point of contact for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator for City services. Additionally, Raley will collaborate with the City/County Human Rights Commission to investigate discrimination complaints.
Raley brings valuable experience to her new role. Previously, she worked with Goodwill of Central Texas, where she managed numerous grant programs and oversaw a budget of $2 million. These programs aimed to provide resources to individuals facing barriers in employment, housing, and finances. Raley also worked with organizations such as the SAFE Alliance and the Noah Project, offering guidance and support to families and children through case management, transitional housing, and community outreach.
Raley holds a Master of Public Health degree from New York University's College of Global Public Health, with a concentration in Community and International Health. During her time at NYU, she served as the Assistant Accommodations Administrator at the Moses Center for Students with Disabilities. Raley completed her Bachelor of Science in Anthropology at Baylor University.
With Raley's appointment, the City of Syracuse aims to strengthen its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, ensuring a more inclusive and equitable community for all residents.