Employee-Led Affinity Groups
What are Affinity Groups?
Why Affinity Groups?
Results of the county's organizational research have been clear that staff believe the county can do a better job of providing opportunities for inter-departmental engagement. These findings are more pronounced among female staff, LQBTQIA+ staff, and staff of color. Based on this feedback, the County of Humboldt is working on creating employee-led Affinity Groups.
Active Employee-Led Affinity Groups
Latinx Affinity Group
The Latinx Affinity Group is a dedicated space for County of Humboldt staff who identify as Latinx to connect with each other, share their experiences, build community, and help inform management of ways we can achieve greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workplace. The goals of the group are to celebrate our cultures and backgrounds, to share our culture with our peers, and increase understanding and connection. The group will meet regularly over zoom
Indigenous Affinity Group
The Indigenous People’s Affinity Group is for staff who identify as indigenous to connect with each other. We will be encouraging members to share experiences, focusing on distinct challenges and opportunities that arise. The Affinity Group will help sustain an environment that is nonexclusive and supportive, which fosters both personal and professional success. Equal opportunities in discussing and celebrating our culture and our goal will be to elevate awareness for individuals and our organization.
Queer Affinity Group
The Queer Affinity Group is a place for 2SLGBTQIA+ employees and their allies within the organization to convene for the purpose of policy suggestion, networking, and professional development. The group’s overall aim is to cultivate an inclusive workspace for all employees and is not intended to be a space of educating but organizational progress.
Neurodiversity Affinity Group
The Humboldt County affinity group for neuro diversity is a group for Humboldt County employees who are interested in neuro diversity and our workplace can share experiences, find support and pursue opportunities for advocacy. Neuro diversity describes a variety of differences in cognitive, emotional, sensory, etc. capability among people, including conditions like ASD, ADHD, or BPD. We are dedicated to the best possible outcomes for neuro diverse workers at Humboldt County and for the community we serve.