Morgan Raley Appointed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Published on April 05, 2023

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced the appointment of Morgan Raley to the City of Syracuse’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Officer, a position in the Department of Human Resources. As DEI Officer, Raley will oversee hiring and personnel practices that ensure equal opportunity in the City of Syracuse as well as identify, evaluate and make recommendations to improve under-represented groups across City Departments.

In this role, Raley will review and make updates to hiring goals and the City's Affirmative Action Plan, and administer trainings and sensitivity awareness, as well as assist in coordinating the City’s annual multi-cultural events and festivals. She will also be responsible for conducting discrimination investigations in coordination with the City/County Human Rights Commission, and function as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator for City services.

Raley comes to the City of Syracuse from Texas, previously working with Goodwill of Central Texas where she managed over thirty grant programs and a $2 million budget to administer funding from local, state and federal programs which worked to provide resources to those experiencing employment, housing and financial barriers. Beyond her role at Goodwill, Raley also worked with both the SAFE Alliance and the Noah Project to provide guidance and support to families and children through case management, transitional housing and community outreach.

Raley earned her Master of Public Health from New York University’s College of Global Public Health with a concentration in Community and International Health, where she also worked as the Assistant Accommodations Administrator at the Moses Center for Students with Disabilities. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from Baylor University.