A Community of Belonging

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

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.

Workforce

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.