Welcome to our Diversity and Inclusion

The Santa Barbara County region is composed of a diverse community that expands throughout its 3,789 square miles. With a population of 446,527 habitants spread through the cities within. Since our workforce mirrors our region's population, we realize that their needs morph with the growth of individuals of different races, ethnicities, backgrounds and generational traits. We are therefore committed to promoting an understanding and embracing the differences a diverse workforce brings.

The County's vision for this plan rests in three basic values:

  • Learn with respectful curiosity,
  • Engage and embrace wholeheartedly, and
  • Express yourself authentically.

These values will be the glue that will keep our foundational pillars of Community, Contemplation/Reflection, Connection, and Contribution together.