FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
JULY 9, 2020
Columbia County Board of Commissioners passes resolution in support of racial equality
(Columbia County, Oregon) - On Wednesday, July 8, the Board of Commissioners of Columbia County unanimously passed Resolution 66-2020 in the interest of furthering the County's commitment to embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The matter was discussed during the County's Wednesday morning regular session, where several Columbia County residents came before the Board to voice their concerns around racial equality in our community and in support of forward momentum.
Previously, in Resolution 15-2018, Columbia County adopted a Vision that states in part, "We will cultivate a dependable and responsible system that supports our community and provides access to the services our residents need and desire."
The Board believes Resolution 66-2020 to be a practical next step in realizing that Vision, but also recognizes it is only one step on a journey of many that we, as a community, must walk together.
Resolution 66-2020 resolves the following:
The Board of Commissioners is looking forward to working with our community partners, stakeholders, and citizens to realize this Vision. Together, we believe we can build a community that is inclusive and welcoming to all, and one in which each voice is valued.
Read the full Resolution here: https://www.columbiacountyor.gov/media/Board/Order%20Resolutions/Order%20Resolutions%202020/66-2020%20In%20the%20Matter%20of%20Affirming%20Columbia%20County%27s%20Commitment%20to%20Addressing%20Systemic%20Racism,%20and%20Proclaiming%20June%2019%20as%20Juneteenth.pdfMore: Home Page News Board of Commissioners