Gilbert set to host last group discussion on inclusivity

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Gilbert has been holding group discussions on inclusivity. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Gilbert has been holding group discussions on inclusivity. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

The town of Gilbert is holding its final group discussion on inclusivity at 10:30 a.m. June 5.

The town has been holding a series of virtual and in-person sessions to discuss strategies for inclusivity and diversity in a positive, anonymous way. The sessions are open to the public.

The last session will run until noon at HD South, 10 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert.

The group will discuss questions such as:

  • What can Gilbert residents do to encourage a culture of kindness and collaboration?

  • What can be done to address Gilbert's top diversity and disability needs?

  • What can help people achieve their full potential?


These sessions are being led by Lisa Armijo Zorita, Ph.D. with I&E Consulting LLC. Dr. Zorita has 25 years of experience in community mobilization ranging from co-founding a nonprofit to working with 14 social groups. She was also the co-director of Gilbert's 2014 and 2109 needs assessments.

Members of the public can RSVP for a spot in the group by emailing [email protected] or calling 602-517-9688.


Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations are available.
By Tom Blodgett
Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent 30 years in journalism in Arizona and is the editor of the Gilbert edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he now serves as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.


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