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The Westminster Wellness Court launched in 2019 to successfully address criminal behavior affected by mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders.

The Westminster Wellness Court launched summer 2019 with the objective to increase public safety and reduce recidivism by addressing the underlying issues of individuals in the Municipal Court whose criminal behavior is affected by a mental illness and/or substance abuse disorder(s). Through the Wellness Court, individuals are connected with a "navigator," attend peer meetings, connect with community programs and create an overall care plan coordinated with his or her probation officer. The court is working in conjunction with the Community Reach Center to ensure the participants in the program are set up with an individualized treatment program creating the best opportunity for success. The Wellness Court is based on the foundational principles of Honesty, Accountability and Productivity.

Financial sustainability awards go here

1/110 – The City of Westminster is1 of 110 cities and counties in the nation that are members of the Welcoming America's Welcoming Cities and CountiesInitiative

Inclusion, Diversity and Access- Eachyears City Managers report has outlined the specific accomplishments indeveloping a more diverse workforce and initiatives to make Westminster a moreinclusive and diverse city. A city where residents and guests have betteraccess to their elected officials and information through multi-media. This hasresulted in record high ratings of residents surveyed as to questions ofaccess to local government leadership. (see 2018 Citizen SatisfactionSurvey).

In early 2015, the WestminsterCity Council formed the Inclusivity Task Force to help guide the city as itexamined a potential permanent Board or Commission that would consider issuesof inclusivity, diversity and other issues in our community. In October 2015,the Inclusivity Task Force provided recommendations to City Council on theformation of an Inclusivity Board. In November 2015 City Council unanimouslyapproved the formation of the Westminster Inclusivity Board. In March 2017, the National League of Cities (NLC)recognized Westminster’s inclusivity efforts with a 2017 Cultural DiversityAward. The award, presented at NLC’s annual conference in Washington, D.C.,recognized the city’s efforts to create the new Inclusivity Board in 2016.Westminster took home second place in our population category of 51,000 to200,000.

As a member of the Welcoming America's Welcoming Cities and CountiesInitiative, the city has been and will continue to be committed to the publicsafety, health and quality of life of all residents regardless of race,immigration status, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, religion, national origin, age, or physical or mental ability.Recent areas of success include: hosting a Parents Meeting with City Council;providing vital city information in both English and Spanish by utilizingprofessional translation and interpretation services; cultivating relationshipswith Growing Home, Cultivando, Kids First and the Hmong community, the Latino faith-based community; and partneringwith the Latino Fest for several years. Internally, city employees participatein trainings that support diversity, inclusion, harassment and discrimination;and HR staff is researching pay by gender within the organization. 

4,000 Jobs Added Since 2015
More jobs means a better economy for our city.
Numerous companies have moved toWestminster or expanded their operations during this time period including:Maxar, Ball Aerospace, Trimble Navigation, Zimmer Biomet.

In the last five years, nearly 4,000 jobs were added throughoutthe city. Companies that have moved to Westminster or expanded their operationsduring this time included: Maxar, Ball Aerospace, Trimble Navigation, StaplesAdministrative Offices, Swisslog, Old Spaghetti Factory, Epsilon, AVI-SPL,Polycom, Coalfire, Deck Nine and many more. More jobs means a better economyfor our city.