Summit County is a diverse community and Ilene believes local government should look like the people it represents. In her four years as County Executive, Ilene has taken thoughtful and intentional action to diversify the County’s workforce and become more inclusive. Under her direction, Summit County has taken steps to hire and promote more women, people of color and people who identify as LGBT. Additionally, Ilene has used her appointing authority to place diverse candidates on various boards and commissions. She has also directed her departments to diversify contracting and purchasing, as well as community engagement.