REIB Projects



Dewey Park Monument

In the summer of 2021, the City of Burlington's Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (REIB) office conceived of a public art project that would become a landmark focal point for the community. REIB Partnered with Burlington City Arts (BCA) and Burlington Parks, Recreation, and Waterfront (BPRW) to find a suitable location for the project. Dewey Park was viewed as an ideal location based on a variety of factors, including its central location in the Old North End and proximity to the Integrated Arts Academy, which would make the artwork highly visible to a broad community, especially Burlington’s youth. The park is also home to a farmer’s market in the summer, reinforcing the project’s commitment to strengthening community involvement and use of the park. REIB partnered with BCA to issue a call to artists, support the selection process, and manage the implementation process.

A perspective view of the sculpture from Spring Street



Lanugage Access

Burlington's City Council adopted a "Resolution on Diversity and Equity Plan" on October 20, 2014. A portion of the Resolution's goal was to establish City-wide guidelines and principles to ensure that outreach and services are inclusive and reach diverse, under-represented, and under-served populations.

The City of Burlington City Council unanimously approved a Language Access Policy (LAP) on November 9th, 2020 which made these protections explicit. The LAP aims to make the City more accessible for people whose primary language is not English and those with communications-related disabilities, through timely and meaningful access to City information, programs, and services. 

Providing adequate language and other accessibility services furthers the goal of making Burlington a more equitable, inclusive and diverse City. Burlington's Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO) is responsible for implementing the City's Language Access Policy.