GREENCASTLE SEEKS COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO SERVE ON NEW COMMISSION ON HUMAN RELATIONS

(Greencastle, Ind.)  Earlier this summer, the Greencastle Common Council adopted Resolution 2019-10 which established the Greencastle Commission on Human Relations.   This action was the next logical step after several previous actions taken by the council to welcome and promote diversity and inclusion among its residents and visitors.

 

The commission is now established to assist the city in compliance with various state and federal laws.   These laws include Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

“The Commission on Human Relations provides a new opportunity for the city to strengthen and develop unique partnerships throughout our community,” said Mayor Bill Dory.   “Our Council is continuing its leadership role in enhancing the community’s quality of life by promoting diversity and inclusion, and we encourage citizens to join this effort by applying to serve.”

 

The Common Council, Mayor’s Office, and the Greencastle Community School Board have appointments to the seven member commission.   Three members will be appointed by the Common Council, two members by the Mayor, and two members by the School Board.   The city’s appointments must reside within the city.  The school board’s appointments must reside within the school district.    The resolution also provides that the County Commissioners may appoint a non-voting ex-officio member.

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