A Community of Belonging

Naperville is committed to creating an inclusive community that values diversity in the organization and community. 


With the goal of advancing equity and inclusion across the community, the City is joining our community partners who are actively working in this space to partner with, learn from, and leverage the work of these organizations and the community at large to broaden the collective community impact.


City employees are guided by four “core values” – People, Respect, Trust, and Pride. These values form the foundation of an environment where employees can feel a sense of belonging, respect and value, and they can be applied equitably across all aspects of our inclusion work.

Human Rights Commission

On July 21, 2020, the City Council established the Human Rights and Fair Housing Commission (HRFHC) upon renaming and expanding the former Housing Advisory Commission. The HRFHC serves an advisory role to the City on fair and affordable housing and human rights issues and will also provide community outreach and engagement on fair and affordable housing.

In addition, Title 12 of the Naperville Municipal Code prohibits unlawful discrimination in human rights and housing, and the commission is responsible for receiving and investigating complaints alleging violations of the City's human rights and fair housing regulations. 


Our diversity makes us stronger. Acknowledging its value bolsters inclusion and belonging while highlighting progress. Listed under "Community Resources" to the right are links to partner organizations and sources of information that further our work to create an inclusive community that values diversity.

The Human Rights Campaign publishes a Municipal Equality Index each year to highlight the way cities support the LGBTQ+ population. Cities are rated on non-discrimination laws, the municipality as an employer, municipal services, law enforcement, and leadership on LGBTQ+ equality. Naperville scored a 92/100 in 2023. View the 2023 Municipal Equality Index.

Also included in these Community Resources is a link to the U.S. State Department's Heritage and History calendar. The State Department celebrates the value in the nation's diversity by recognizing Heritage and History months and inviting everyone to expand their knowledge, understanding and appreciation for our rich diversity.