Downtown Madison must be a place where all people feel welcome to live, work, shop, learn, and visit. As a committee, we:

  • Work to identify, confront, and dismantle the structural and cultural barriers that deprive any individual of meaningful opportunities to fully participate in life downtown.
  • Support and work to attract new and existing businesses owned by members of historically underrepresented groups to locate in downtown Madison.
  • Encourage the creation and availability of internships and job opportunities available to all youth in Madison.
  • Support more cultural celebrations and diverse entertainment options in the downtown.
  • Develop a commitment among the downtown business community to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Create a more accessible downtown to ensure that everyone feels welcome.
  • Actively listen, learn, and leverage to impart positive change and encourage diversity.
  • Educate our membership on opportunities and best practices in diversity and inclusion.

Join The Inclusiveness Committee

All DMI members are welcome to attend meetings. This committee meets the 1st Thursday of every month at 4:00pm, in the 1st-floor conference room located at 122 W. Washington Avenue.

If you are interested in joining this committee contact us at