Brighton hires Chief Diversity Officer

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BRIGHTON, N.Y. (WHEC) – The Town of Brighton made history Thursday becoming the first town in Monroe County to create the position of Chief Diversity Officer.

The town board voted unanimously to create the position, and to appoint Miriam Moore-Burt.

Before coming to Brighton, Moore-Burt served as the vice president of racial equity at the Y-W-C-A.

Town Supervisor Bill Moehle said the new role will be crucial to strengthening Brighton’s identity as a community that embraces people of all backgrounds.

For her part, Moore-Burt said, "This is commendable. And this is part of what excites me. You know, I want to be a part of an organization that is forward thinkers. tone-setters. I certainly believe that other towns will follow."

Moore-Burt will start her new job on Monday. She will work closely with the town of Brighton’s inclusion, diversity and equity action board.