Improve the experiences of Black state employees, increase representation in leadership positions, give voice to the Black perspective, and build each other up as we move forward.
Change the state’s narrative and give identity and voice to current employees while enforcing policies that promote diversity, inclusion and respect in the workplace.
We are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion.
Charter and By-Laws
Our Guiding Document includes information about membership, roles and responsibilities, elections, supporting agencies, meetings, subcommittees, activities plan, and staffing/operational costs.
BUILD membership is open to all Washington State employees. Our general meetings and events are open to all wishing to learn more about the Black Community and our goals.
BUILD's kickoff event, October 24, 2019
Front L-R: Reginald Cuffee, Michaela Doelman, Ayanna Pope; Middle L-R: Altavia Jones, Phil White, Beth Winstead, Marcus Glasper, Treese Beckett, Cathy Holder, Charlotte Kerney, Tammy Pitre; Back L-R: Dennis Worrell, Andrea Drake, Megan Matthews, Solomon Gilbert, Sacha Nixon, Tommy Simpson III, James Thompkins, Cheryl Sullivan-Colglazier