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Equity Advancement

The Town of West Hartford’s Office of Equity Advancement is committed to leading and supporting initiatives that foster a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive environment for all staff, residents, clients and patrons of the Town of West Hartford. As such, the Office of Equity Advancement is charged with ensuring compliance with the Town's policies and procedures.

West Hartford Office of Equity Advancement

Why Equity

Access: The Town of West Hartford strives to ensure our residents, employees and partners have the proper resources and tools to effectively participate and engage in the community. We are committed to continuously improving our services, such as our Language Access Plan and I Speak…Language Identification Guide. Additionally, we, also offer programs and services for our youth and seniors. Most importantly, we are committed to creating and offering more programs that recognize and represent our diverse community.

Representation/Inclusion: The Town of West Hartford is committed to creating, nurturing and supporting an open, welcoming and inclusive community. We are dedicated to offering educational and supportive resources and programs to our employees in order to better serve our residents. Additionally, we offer programs and other opportunities throughout the greater community that speak on the issues of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and how we as a Town can better understand and support our neighbors.

Respect: The Town of West Hartford prides itself on its rich and diverse history, we also recognize there are multiple opportunities we must take advantage of in order to continue to better our community. Through conversation, education, and partnership we can create a community whose foundation is based on respect. By creating and supporting spaces and opportunities for people to navigate spaces that have historically been inaccessible we are creating a more promising future for all of us.

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West Hartford PD International Women's Day

WHPD has come a long way since 1959 when our first female officer, Arlene Bosner, was hired. We are proud to say that today we have 17 female police officers in supervisory ranks, specialized divisions and units, and on patrol. We also have 2 female animal control officers, 10 female public safety dispatchers, 2 female administrative assistants, and 5 female Records Division personnel including one female supervisor. Over 25% of the working force here at the police department are females. We are grateful to the women who blazed the path for our current officers and appreciate all the hard work of our female employees.

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Collage of Women for International Women's Month

Women's History Month is celebrated as a way to honor the contributions women have made to society throughout history.

Photo (L to R): Economic Development Coordinator, Kristen Gorski; Director, West Hartford Public Libraries, Laura Irmsher; Information Technology Specialist, Erin Brown; Children’s Services Librarian, Carol Waxman; Executive Director, Community Health Educator, Viviane Rinaldi, Leisure Services Director, Helen Rubino-Turco; Public Relations Specialist, Renee McCue; Risk Manager, Lisa Michaud, and , WHC-TV, Jennifer Evans; Town of West Hartford

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Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Contact Information

West Hartford Town Hall
50 South Main Street, Room 329
West Hartford, CT 06107

Roszena Haskins

Job Title: Executive Director of Equity Advancement
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-6906

Adrienne Billings-Smith

Job Title: Equity Coordinator
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-7448