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Within the GARE network, there are two different types of members:

Core Members are those jurisdictions that have made a commitment to advancing racial equity across the breadth (all functions) and depth (from frontline staff to appointed and elected leadership) of their jurisdiction. This commitment can be demonstrated by development and implementation of a Racial Equity Work Plan or Strategic Plan, integration of racial equity into other strategic or operational plans, use of a Racial Equity Tool in routine decision making, and/or adoption of legislation that describes the jurisdiction’s commitment.

Associate members represent individual departments within a jurisdiction. We often see the leadership of an individual department launch racial equity efforts within their own department. When an individual department joins as an associate member, they gain access to GARE’s resources and the membership network within their specific area of focus.