Message from the Director

It has been a pleasure and an honor to serve the City of Hampton as the executive director for the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The ever-changing demographics of the city appear in both appreciation and challenges far greater than the days before, resulting in our constant need to evolve and shift. Our focus and intent are to encourage people from every nation, race/ethnicity, belief, gender, sexual orientation & gender identity, disability, and culture to feel respected and valued for their unique contributions to the community. I believe that diversity is POWER.

My goal as director is to continue building our city's neighborhoods and stakeholders that champion racial equity, value differences, and celebrate unique perspectives. My ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion is how we address societal challenges as we learn and grow together. It's how we do city better — and this is why I Choose Hampton.

Imara "Gabe" Diaz 

LGBTQ Liaison