Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) Committee

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) Committee

The IDEA committee is responsible for working with all of the AFP California Valley Chapter committees to successfully integrate a culture of diversity and inclusion into every aspect of our work.


The chapter seeks to achieve a broad representation of experiences, perspectives, and cultures to ensure that the best possible thinking, ideas, opportunities, and solutions are considered. We strive to intentionally create a respectful and welcoming environment that is open to all, and appreciate the unique contributions of every member of our community.

IDEA Definition


The ability of AFP to attract, retain, accommodate, and involve a range of diverse people who are valued, accepted, and comfortable at the international, national, regional or local chapter level.



AFP defines diversity as a core value.  It is an inclusive concept encompassing, without limitation, race, color, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or identity; religion, nationality, age, economic class, educational level, language, physical, mobility and ability, geography, and marital and parental status. The state of being diverse means having the broadest possible representation of individuals, experiences, and perspectives in all-encompassing terms.



Creating a level playing field for individuals or groups according to their respective needs, which may include equal treatment or treatment that is different but is considered equivalent in terms of rights, benefits, obligations and opportunities.



The commitment to foster attitudes, behaviors, and procedures to facilitate access that promotes equity and diversity, fosters inclusion and allows people to maximize their contribution to our association and communities that our members serve.


Click HERE to read the AFP California Valley Chapter IDEA Resolution


To learn more about IDEA committee and how you can participate, please email or call Kenyeih Williams at (559) 475-5841.