Board Statement against Racism

Release date: 09/05/2017
Sponsored by: Board of Commissioners

Board of Commissioners Statement Rejecting Racism, Hatred and Violence

Washington County unequivocally rejects racism, bigotry and violence in all its forms. As a public organization serving one of Oregon's most racially and ethnically diverse communities, we have long stood for celebrating diversity; treating all people with dignity, honesty and respect; and demonstrating an understanding and appreciation for cultural, religious and other differences we may all have. For many years, our strongly held position has been reflected in a variety ways including policies, plans, rules, procedures, proclamations, and community and employee events. We stand with those who would support these values, the right to peaceably assemble and other principles adopted at the founding of our nation. 

--Unanimously adopted September 5, 2017  


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