Created in 2016 by Mayor Greg Fischer, the Office of Equity focuses on ensuring that policies and practices — on matters ranging from hiring and promotions to procurement procedures — throughout Louisville Metro Government align with Mayor Fischer’s commitment to improving racial equity in the city. The Office was created in partnership with the city’s work with the National Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE). The Office of Equity also houses the city’s Human Relations Commission, whose purpose is to bridge the many ethnic, racial, and religious groups in Louisville Metro through a combination of civil law enforcement and education and outreach.
Meet Kendall Boyd, Chief Equity Officer
Kendall Boyd is the current Chief Equity Officer for Louisville Metro Government. Boyd is responsible for developing, reviewing, and implementing equity policies and practices, to ensure anti-racism and non-discrimination occurs. Boyd is an attorney who has been Director of the Human Relations Commission (HRC) since 2017 and previously worked as assistant director of Human Resources for Louisville Metro. Before joining Louisville Metro, Boyd was an assistant Jefferson County Attorney. He also had served as city attorney for Terre Haute, Indiana, and as a deputy prosecutor in Vigo County, Indiana.
Boyd also oversee the HRC, which monitors contract compliance for entities doing business with Louisville Metro Government and enforces all anti-discrimination laws in Louisville Metro. As Equity Chief, Boyd's focus is ensuring that policies and practices — on matters ranging from hiring and promotions to procurement procedures — throughout Louisville Metro Government (LMG) align with Mayor Fischer’s commitment to improving racial equity in the city.
Contact Kendall Boyd here.