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 “Develop awareness & promote tourism opportunities for both visitors & residents, to experience the unique assets of Albert Lea & Freeborn County.”

Diversity, Equity, and InclusioN Statement

Welcome to the Albert Lea Convention & Visitors Bureau: Fostering Unity through Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion




At the Albert Lea Convention & Visitors Bureau, we are wholeheartedly committed to embracing
diversity, advancing equity, and cultivating an inclusive environment. We firmly believe that by
celebrating our unique differences and coming together as a harmonious collective, we can
create a thriving and welcoming community for all. Our collaborative efforts within our team, &
our community partners, ensure that diversity is recognized as our strength and inclusion is the
cornerstone of our success.





We recognize that our collective strength is amplified when we embrace the richness of diverse
perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences. By fostering an inclusive atmosphere, we not only
enhance the creativity and innovation within our offices but also create a sense of belonging for
our team members, stakeholders, and visitors. Valuing diversity and ensuring equity and inclusion
are vital to achieving our mission and cultivating a prosperous community that everyone can take
pride in.





Our collaborative efforts prioritize three fundamental principles:

1.  Diversity: We commit to promoting a workplace culture that welcomes individuals of various
races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, and socio-economic
backgrounds. We celebrate the uniqueness of each team member and visitor, recognizing
that it is this diversity that makes us stronger and more resilient.


2.  Equity: We strive to create a level playing field for all team members, stakeholders, and
community members. By identifying and addressing disparities and barriers, we work
towards providing fair and just opportunities for growth, success, and participation in all
aspects of our organization and community.


3.  Inclusion: We actively seek to ensure that every person feels valued, respected, and
included. We encourage open dialogue, actively listen to different perspectives, and promote
an environment where everyone's voice is heard and considered.





To realize our commitment to DEI, we implement the following actions within our offices:


1.  Education and Awareness: We engage in ongoing DEI training and development programs to
deepen our understanding of diverse perspectives and to foster empathy and cultural
2.  Equal Opportunity: We prioritize equal opportunities for advancement, training, and
recognition, ensuring that all team members have access to the tools and support needed for
3.  Collaborative Decision-Making: We embrace collaborative decision-making processes that
involve diverse voices, seeking input from all team members and community stakeholders to
shape our initiatives.
4. Community Engagement: We actively engage with the community through outreach
programs, events, and partnerships to ensure that our actions reflect the needs and
aspirations of all members of the Albert Lea community.





We invite every team member, stakeholder, and visitor to join us on this journey of embracing
diversity, advancing equity, and cultivating an inclusive environment. Together, we can create a
community that not only welcomes everyone but also thrives on the strength of our differences,
making Albert Lea a place where all individuals feel a sense of safe belonging.


Last Updated: July 21, 2023

What is our commitment?
Why is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) important to us?
What are our guiding principles?
How do we uphold these principles in our office?
Join us on this journey!
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