About Us

The Office of Equity was created in 2016 to ensure that policies and practices — on matters ranging from hiring and promotions to procurement procedures — throughout Louisville Metro Government align with the Mayors 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:

Executive Director Joi McAtee

Office of Equity - Joi McAtee is the Executive Director of Equity at Louisville Metro Government. Dedicated to uplifting her community by any means necessary - Joi’s work reflects her passion for improving equitable outcomes for historically marginalized communities.

Through her pioneering efforts on projects such as DegreesWork, which helped non-traditional students achieve degree-completion, and the Academies of Louisville program at KentuckianaWorks to create career pathway opportunities for high-school students to prepare Louisville’s future workforce. Joi was Project Manager of Lean Into Louisville, a nationally recognized initiative, focused on addressing and confronting the history and legacy of all forms of racism and discrimination and prior to her current role served as Director of Equity.

Office for WomenGretchen Hunt serves as the Director of the Office for Women where she leads efforts to raise the status of women in our community through education, advocacy, and legislation.  We utilize collaboration, convene and engagement as vehicles to improve local gender equality and equity through the lens of intersectionality.

OFW works to ensure that women have the resources, information, and a quality of life that are necessary for self-determination and self-sufficiency.  The broad focus of the OFW includes: gender based violence, ​human trafficking, social and economic well-being, housing, education, civic engagement, and autonomy.

Gretchen Hunt
Director Gretchen Hunt
Director Amos Izerimana
Office for Immigrant Affairs - Amos Izerimana is the Director of International and Immigrant Affairs for Louisville Metro Government where he is responsible for promoting equity, welcoming initiatives, and inclusion of immigrant and refugee communities. Louisville continues to see unprecedented growth in its immigrant population in recent years, and Louisville Metro Government’s Office for Immigrant Affairs is implementing new strategies to engage the international population. This office is dedicated to promoting inclusion of Louisville's immigrant and refugee communities into civic, social, and economic life of the city. The Office for Immigrant Affairs helps facilitate equitable access to opportunity by developing strategies, policies, and programs that advance welcoming, integration, and success.

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