Government Alliance on Race & Equity (GARE)

The City of St. Anthony has been a member of the Government Alliance on Race & Equity (GARE) since 2017, and completed introductory and implementation cohort programs facilitated by GARE and the League of Minnesota Cities.

A team of staff representing all departments of the city continues to work on a Race & Equity Plan, which is focused on staff education and capacity-building on racial equity, and continuous improvement of service delivery.

About GARE

GARE is a national organization dedicated to advancing racial equity in government, and increase opportunities for all communities. GARE is building the field of practice to advance racial equity within and through government.

The Government Alliance on Race & Equity is a national organization is a national network of government working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all.  Membership provides access to:

  • Monthly membership meetings, bi-monthly member webinars, and tools and resources
  • Subject Area Working Groups
  • The GARE  Portal for documents library, member forum, and discussion groups

In addition, the city also continues to collaborate with teams around Minnesota who have also participated in the League of Minnesota Cities GARE cohorts.

GARE Strategies

  • Expanding pathways for new jurisdictions to begin doing racial equity work via work with individual jurisdictions.
  • Organizing a membership network of jurisdictions that are working to advance racial equity.
  • Supporting and building local and regional collaborations that are broadly inclusive and focused on achieving racial equity.
GARE's focus is on normalizing conversations about race, enacting new policies, practices and organizational cultures, and organizing to achieve racial equity. We are seeing more and more jurisdictions that are making a commitment to achieving racial equity, focusing on the power and influence of our own institutions, and working in partnership across sectors and with the community to maximize impact. There is an increasingly strong field of practice. We are organizing in government with the belief that the transformation of government is essential for us to advance racial equity and is critical to our success as a nation, which is to our collective benefit.