Diversity & Inclusion

The ACCE Board of Directors seeks to increase diversity and inclusion throughout the chamber movement, and to have ACCE play a role in that progress. The board formally adopted this commitment statement in October of 2015:

For the betterment of the association, chamber leaders and the communities they serve, ACCE will champion access and equity of opportunity through intentional inclusion of all.

Additionally, the board identified three areas of impact to address first:

  1. Ingrain inclusion principles, strategies and tactics into the culture and work of the entire association. This will include examination of educational content, governance processes, professional certification, and recognition program criteria.
  2. Articulate the compelling business case for chamber-led efforts to promote inclusion and diversity.
  3. Coach, train and help to position chamber professionals from underrepresented groups to explore career advancement opportunities in the chamber industry.