City leaders discuss diversity challenges at Chamber panel


By WVUA 23 News Reporter Gracie Johnson

The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama is working on ensuring area residents aren’t left in the dust as things change, and they’re doing it through opening dialogue and discussing challenges facing local businesses and their workers.

The Chamber is currently hosting weekly Next Level educational forums. Last week’s focused on public safety. Wednesday’s meeting was on diversity, equity and inclusion.

Their goal is finding new ways community leaders can handle the challenges and opportunities inside West Alabama.

“It’s so important that the community comes out to hear what’s already happening in our community,” said Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year Michele Coley. “We do a lot of benchmarking trips where we go to different communities and find out what they’re doing, but this is an opportunity to find out what we are already doing in Tuscaloosa and what we can do to improve upon that.”

Some upcoming topics include infrastructure, workforce barriers and public education.

You can learn more about the events right here.


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