Office of Equity and Inclusion

The Office of Equity & Inclusion remains committed to serving the community during this period; we have prepared a list of resources for small businesses to easily access.

Mission: To ensure equal opportunity/equal access to employment, housing, public accommodations and credit within the Gainesville city limits without regard to an individual’s sex, race, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, color, age, disability or gender identity, and to work to ensure the city’s workforce is diverse and well trained.

Our office provides expertise, tools, data and programming to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

We drive cultural transformation through education, policy development and guidance, the celebration of diversity, and fair and objective responses to complaints and concerns.

COVID-19 Related: If you need unemployment assistance, please contact the Department of Economic Assistance. You may request assistance on their website or contact the office directly by calling 1-800-204-2418 or 1-800-681-8102.

If you have questions regarding the new laws involving Paid Time Off (PTO) under the Family First Corona Virus Response Act please contact the Department of Labor District Office at 866-487-9243 (toll-free) or visit


Office of Equity & Inclusion

Department Head:
Teneeshia Marshall
Phone: 352-334-5051
Fax: 352-334-2088
P.O. Box 490
Station 52
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