As Mayor of the City of Orlando, I welcome you to the Ninth Annual Florida Diversity and Leadership Conference that provides corporate executives and government leaders the best practices to foster inclusion and culturally competent work environment in their organizations.
In Orlando, diversity and inclusion are a vital part of our way of life. We take great pride in the diversity of people, cultures, faith-based beliefs and traditions represented by our residents and visitors.
Because we value the diversity, City government has professionals from across the world holding leadership positions to create a multiethnic and inclusive environment that makes the community we serve welcomed and respected while visiting our City offices. Also, our City staff participates in trainings and conversations that help them understand different cultures and walks of life to create a better understanding of our differences and being successful at work.
For those of you who are first time visitors to our area, you will discover that Orlando is rich with opportunities for recreation, cultural entertainment, educational resources and business enterprises. You will also notice that when it comes to service and hospitality, Orlando is second to none.
I commend the global perspectives and international cooperation through this conference and encourage you to continue fostering the integration of all multicultural communities in Florida.