City of Lynn

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April 6, 2023 4:03 PM

Welcome To Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Webpage
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Mayor Thomas McGee is pleased to announced the hiring of Faustina Cuevas as the first Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Officer in the City of Lynn. Faustina was selected from a list of several highly-qualified candidates who applied for the position. The DEI officer will report to the Mayor and serve as an advisor to the City Council, Department Heads, and City Boards and Commissions on equity and justice issues. The DEI officer will play a lead role in developing strategies and initiatives to ensure greater diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout Lynn’s municipal government and the community at large.

“I am very proud of our efforts to establish this position within the Mayor’s Office to help Lynn build a more diverse, equitable and inclusive municipal government,” said Mayor Thomas M. McGee. “Over the last year there has been a clear call from members of our community that this position was necessary in order to move the City forward. Faustina brings a number of skills and years of experience having worked within the DEI realm. We strive to make Lynn city government more diverse, welcoming, and accessible to all. I am confident that Faustina will hit the ground running and help enhance the experience of local government for all Lynn residents, employees, and businesses.”

“I am humbled to be stepping into such an important role and I look forward to serving everyone in our community,” said Faustina Cuevas. “I have dedicated the majority of my adult life to understanding and educating on DEI issues, and now being able to do that in my hometown means everything to me. By partnering together, we will be able to move Lynn forward.”

Faustina has been committed throughout her career to DEI work with 10 years of experience as a trained facilitator, serving in a number of roles in higher education at the University of Connecticut, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, and Northeastern University. In 2020 she established her own consulting group called FC DEI Consulting, LLC which focused on helping individuals and organizations to improve the workplace climate so that staff of all backgrounds feel like they belong and have a valued voice. She has worked with over 20 organizations in the education, non-profit and private sectors and carries experience conducting trainings and presentations on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

City Culture and Events

Flag Raising Events

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“Raising of the Flag” and a brief ceremony are typically held across from Lynn City Hall. Any individual or affiliate of an organization or culture that would like to have their particular organization’s flag raised for a particular holiday or event is welcomed to submit a request to the Mayor’s Office.

Local Resources

Coordinated Family & Community Engagement
90 Commercial St.
Lynn, MA 01905

(781) 595-2870 ext. 242
(781) 581-6614
Francie Sudak LPS

Languages English, Spanish and Somalian
Services Open to residents of Lynn, Nahant, and Marblehead Offer free playgroups, storyhours, home visiting shelter visitations, hospital visits, CPR, Infant Massage Etc. Teen Parent/Pregnant Support, Parent Child Home Program, Etc. Our Programs are Universal from birth to 8 years +. Also serving the Teen Parents at all Lynn High Schools and Jr. High Schools.

Lynn Museum and Lynn Historical Society (Lynn Heritage State Park)
590 Washington St.
Lynn, MA

(781) 581-6200
(781) 581-6202

Languages English, some resources in Spanish, Khmer at the moment. It depends on the exhibit/program.
Services Open to everyone, no target or set group.

North Shore Juneteenth Association Inc.
PO Box 8049
Lynn, MA 01904

(781) 315-2077
Our Website
Nicole Mcclain

Languages English
Services North Shore Juneteenth creates programming and events that educate and enrich our community with emphasis on sharing positive images of African American culture.

RCAM, New American Center
330 Lynnway, Suite 302 Rear
Lynn, MA 01901

(781) 593-0100
(781) 599-3329
Our Website
Natasha Soolkin

Languages English, Spanish, Arabic, Nepal, Karen, Burmese, Bosnian, French Creole
Services Open to residents of Lynn, Salem, and Beverly, including refugees, low-income, citizenship services, health educational programs, summer youth programs, case advocacy and referral, social support services for refugees.

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