Human Rights Campaign Releases Park City’s Municipal Equality Index Score
Score Matches Last Year’s Rating – 2nd Highest in Utah
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has released its final scorecard for the 2022 Municipal Equality Index (MEI). The MEI is a nationwide evaluation of 506 cities on how inclusive a municipality’s laws, policies, and services are of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people. Park City received a score of 70 out of 100, matching its 2021 score.
“Park City has a well-established reputation as a welcoming town for the LGBTQ+ community,” said Mayor Nann Worel. “And we remain committed to listening, learning, and working with the LGBTQ+ Task Force toward continuing to expand inclusivity in our community.”
Park City’s LGBTQ+ Task Force was formed in 2020 to advise on how the City could better reflect its values around inclusivity. In the past year, the LGBTQ+ Taskforce has worked to raise community awareness and visibility on the Wasatch back by hosting a Living Library event, organizing a two-session DEI Training for City staff and local stakeholders with Equality Utah, participating in the 4th of July parade, wrapping the Main Street Trolley in “Ride with Pride” branding for Pride Month, placing progress pride flag banners on Main Street, organizing a Utah Pride Parade entry, and hosting the Queerski event.
"Park City is engaging in the ongoing work of fostering an environment where the LGBTQIA+ community feels included and valued in the community. Although there is still room to grow, this score is something to be proud of, and personally makes me excited to be a part of PCMC," said Task Force liaison Browne Sebright.
Park City’s MEI score was second highest in the state behind Salt Lake City’s 100-point rating.
To view the Park City’s 2022 MEI scorecard, please visit hrc.org/mei.