Office of Equity and Racial Justice

Mission Statement:

  • San Diego County's Office of Equity and Racial Justice partners with the community to co-create transformative, enduring, structural and systemic change in San Diego County government.
  • We bridge San Diego County departments and community voices to design bold policies and practices to advance equity.
  • We champion belonging for all and advocate for people suffering from structural and systemic racism and exclusion.
Andrew Strong  - Director Office of Equity & Racial Justice

Andrew Strong
Director Office of Equity & Racial Justice

County Administration Center
1600 Pacific Highway, Room 251
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 531-5505

The County of San Diego's Office of Equity and Racial Justice is hosting community forums on October 26th and 28th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm to request your feedback on two of its main initiatives: the Budget Equity Tool and Equity Impact Fund.

The budget equity tool is a questionnaire to be completed by departments as part of the budget process to help ensure that funding allocations are spent in an equitable manner and prioritized through an equity lens.

The equity impact fund is a grant devoted toward community-driven efforts that reduce disparities and inequities based on race, gender, ability, citizenship status, or other forms of systemic marginalization.

Join us to learn more about these initiatives, to ask questions and to provide comments.

Your input matters!

If you have any questions or need to request translation and interpretation services, contact us at with the needed language.

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Nếu bạn có bất kỳ câu hỏi hoặc cần yêu cầu dịch vụ dịch thuật và phiên dịch, hãy liên hệ với chúng tôi theo với ngôn ngữ cần thiết”.

The Community Meeting Flyer has been translated into several languages, which are linked below.

The San Diego County Leon Williams Human Relations Commission Annual Award Nominations are Now Open

In recognition of the International Human Rights Day that was proclaimed December 10, 1948, by the United Nations; The Human Relations Commission of the County of San Diego is seeking nominations for its first annual awards. The award ceremony honors community members who celebrate San Diego’s diversity through their long-term commitments to a better county for all who live and work here.

The commission believes that “It is important that we recognize those individuals and organizations that have established records of working diligently to advance equity and belonging in the region.

This is an opportunity to nominate someone in the community deserving of recognition.” The mission of the Leon L. Williams Human Relations Commission is to “Promote positive human relations and foster mutual respect and understanding among all groups and communities within the County".

The Commission seeks to recognize the achievements of those whose daily lives are filled with examples and accomplishments that promote positive human relations by completing the attached Nomination form.

The Nomination form has been translated into several languages, which are linked below.

Deadline to submit your nominations is Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Submit your nominations to
For any inquiries, contact