City of Turlock & Stanislaus State Joint Taskforce on Diversity and Inclusion (CTSS-JTDI)

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City of Turlock & Stanislaus State

Joint Taskforce on Diversity and Inclusion (CTSS-JTDI)


Purpose and Charge:

Build relationships among members and leaders of the community (bringing together a diverse group of people--city, university, community members, schools, faith-based community) to address issues of inclusion and diversity within Turlock. With the goal of making Turlock a city that feels safe for all residents by fostering inclusion, belonging and acceptance.

Working together, the city, and Stanislaus State will coordinate, encourage, and implement initiatives and activities to promote an inclusive community that reflects the rich and diverse experiences, values, worldviews and cultures in our city.


  • Host educational/cultural lectures, events, and activities
  • Gather and review data on relevant diversity topics
  • Establish closer, regular communication and consultation between city and university regarding issues of diversity that affects the city as a whole
  • Develop list of stakeholder resources for future activities
  • Build stronger relationship with the City of Turlock Police, University Police and other community safety organizations
  • Enhance communications
    • Develop and manage the CTSS-JTDI website that will be visible on the city and university site
    • Create brochures and posters to promote events and activities
    • Compile and provide a list of relevant resources for different community constituencies 
    • Publish an annual report


Membership is comprised of members of the City of Turlock, Stanislaus State, and the Turlock community (approximately 15 members).

Term limits:

Members will serve terms up to three (3) year terms, with a possibility to renew to allow cycling on/off the CTSS-JTDI Taskforce.


The CTSS-JTDI Taskforce will meet once a month for two hours, on Wednesday, 6-8 pm.


CTSS-JTDI will create subcommittees with additional members for special topics.
All meetings will be open, and the public is welcome to attend.

  1. City manager/representative*
  2. Stan State President/representative*
  3. Turlock USD superintendent/rep*
  4. Community organization rep
  5. Community organization rep
  6. Faith-based organization rep
  7. Faith-based organization rep
  8. Stan State faculty or staff rep
  9. Turlock Police Department/rep*
  10. University Police Department/rep*
  11. High school student
  12. Stan State student
  13. Community resident
  14. Community resident
  15. Community resident

* Application not required

Membership Application:

Candidates who are interested in serving on the CTSS-JTDI Taskforce are asked to submit an online application which includes:

  • Name
  • Title
  • Organization/affiliation
  • Contact information (phone number, email address)
  • Why are you interested in serving on this City-University Taskforce on diversity and inclusion? (250 words or less)
  • Describe your experience and qualifications relevant to this taskforce. (250 words or less)
  • What do you hope to be able to contribute? (250 words or less)
  • Attach recent resume

Deadline and Selection Process:

The city manager and the university will review and recommend members to the CTSS-JTDI for ratification by the Turlock City Council.

Applications are due on Friday, October 5, by 5 pm