Darlene Flynn


Darlene Flynn worked in the Office for Civil Rights, as Policy and Capacity Building Lead, from the inception of the City of Seattle’s Race & Social Justice Initiative.  As one of the original architects of this first of its kind program, she provided strategic planning, implementation and training support for the initiative, focused on addressing institutional racism in City government.  Following over a decade of equity work there, Darlene became the first Director of the Department of Race and Equity for the City of Oakland, California in late 2016. The mission of the Department is to intentionally integrate, on a citywide basis the principle of fair and just in all the City does to achieve equitable opportunities for all people and communities.

Darlene flynn at o&b