The Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County is dedicated to advancing the arts that preserves and celebrates our diverse cultural expression. Consistent with our values of supporting community, we have a responsibility to acknowledge that we occupy traditional native people’s land. With over 1.154 million residents, we are committed to addressing the historical and systematic racial inequalities within government infrastructures, arts institutions, and society. Our top priority is delivering equity and equality in our core values, initiatives, and signature programs. Reimagining structures and policy requires honest self-reflection and identifying biases. Trust is earned through communication, education, appreciation, and collaboration.