Diversity & Inclusion
Every member of the community has a fair opportunity to feel safe where they live, work and play.
Austin's vision is to be a beacon of sustainability, social equity, and economic opportunity; where diversity and creativity are celebrated; where community needs and values are recognized; where leadership comes from its community members and where the necessities of life are affordable and accessible to all.
Results: Language Access
In 2014, Austin established a Translation & Interpretation Policy to “promote fair and equitable access to City services” for residents. In addition, the City has bilingual staff who regularly communicate with residents whose primary language is not English. The Austin Code Department has taken proactive steps to ensure language access including interpretation training.
Diversity at Work
The Austin Code Department strives to mirror the diversity of our growing community. In a traditionally male-dominated field, women are breaking the mold and making code their career. The women of code are out on the front lines in our neighborhoods, working to make sure that safety is a reality for all. Currently, the Austin Code Department boasts 18 full-time female code inspectors as well as a women-driven leadership team dedicated to safety.
"I am humbled and proud to serve with such courageous and committed women in Code Enforcement. Their quest for professional excellence is inspired by a high level of integrity and a true concern for protecting the safety of all who live, work and play in our great city! In partnership with the community and other members of our public safety teams, together we serve to make Austin a better community!" - Cora D. Wright
Results: In The Community
In 2018, the Austin Code Department attended a total of 97 community events, neighborhood meetings and festivals.
Community engagement plays a big role in Austin Code's educational outreach. By reaching out to diverse neighborhoods and stakeholders, we can better educate the community on city codes and ordinances.
Your voice is important to us, request a code speaker to speak at your next event.
The interactive map shown above illustrates the locations of where the Austin Code Department has attended a neighborhood meeting, community event or festival.