Council on Race and Equity

Council on Race and Equity

  • Established June 16, 2020
  • Presentation October 13-20, 2020


  • Zabeen Mirza, Co-Chairperson
  • Nichelle Maynard-Elliott, Co-Chairperson

Meet the CRE Chairpersons

Working Groups

The New Castle Council on Race & Equity (CRE) has been structured into eight (8) distinct workgroups. Each workgroup has a Team Leader, and a designated Town Board member supporting the group. Workgroups have anywhere from 10-16 volunteers each, all of whom are assigned roles, tasks, and responsibilities to ensure the goals and KPIs of the workgroup and the greater CRE are met.

Meet the Eight Workgroup Team Leaders

CRE Resources



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Council on Race & Equity Presentation June 30, 2020

Video On Demand

Council on Race & Equity Community Listening Sessions


The Government Alliance on Race & Equity (GARE) “defines ‘racial equity’ as when race can no longer be used to predict life outcomes and outcomes for all groups are improved” and “we have successful systems and structure that work for all.”

The New Castle Council on Race & Equity seeks to do the following:

  1. To commit to the achievement of true racial equity
  2. To deploy the necessary resources to support sustainable racial equity
  3. To utilize the power of government institutions and influence to uphold racial equity 
  4. To work in partnership with others to achieve racial equity beyond our borders


The Council on Race & Equity was established June 16, 2020.