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Town Board to discuss creation of Human Rights Liaison committee at work session tomorrow
Release Date: October 06, 2014

The Greenburgh Town Board will discuss the following resolution at tomorrow’s work session creating a local human rights liaison committee to work with the Westchester County Human Rights Commission. This liaison group will not duplicate the county governments commission but will work with the county commission on human rights issues and will help the county commission promote their initiatives in Greenburgh. No additional personnel will be hired by the town.  The Town Board, Town Clerk Judith Beville and I have been meeting with county officials discussing this concept in recent months.
In recent weeks some residents have expressed interest in serving on this  liaison once it is officially formed by the Town Board. If you are interested please e mail townboard@greenburghny.com and attach your bio.
Thanks so much!
 
LINK TO THE WESTCHESTER COUNTY HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION WEBSITE IS BELOW---Are you aware of all the services they offer?
 
http://humanrights.westchestergov.com/
PAUL FEINER
                                   
RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF GREENBUGH ESTABLISHING A LOCAL HUMAN RIGHTS LIAISON COMMITTEE TO WORK ON INFORMATIVE PUBLIC EVENTS ADDRESSING RACE RELATIONS AND DISCRIMINATION ISSUES, AND TO MORE GENERALLY FACILITATE GOOD RACIAL AND ETHNIC RELATIONS IN GREENBURGH AND FOSTER MUTUAL RESPECT AND UNDERSTANDING AMONG ALL RACIAL, RELIGIOUS AND ETHNIC GROUPS IN THE TOWN
 
 
WHEREAS, the Town Board believes that there is a need for a local community committee that could act as liaison and complement the work of the Westchester County Human Rights Commission to work on informative public events addressing race relations and discrimination issues and, more generally, facilitate good racial and ethnic relations in the Town; and
WHEREAS, the mission of the local liaison committee would be to foster mutual respect and understanding among all racial, religious and ethnic groups in the community, and to help residents recognize all forms of discrimination based on, among other things, age, sex, religion and ethnicity, and to undertake studies which could aid in effectuating improved relationships among diversified groups; and
WHEREAS, the local liaison committee would inquire into incidents of tension and conflict among or between various racial, religious, and ethnic groups and suggest such actions as may be designed to alleviate such tensions and conflict; and
WHEREAS, the local liaison committee would also conduct and recommend such educational programs as, in the judgment of the committee would increase goodwill among inhabitants of the community and open new opportunities into all phases of community life for all inhabitants;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Greenburgh hereby authorizes the establishment of a local human rights liaison committee, which will consist of a minimum of seven members who, once having been nominated and qualified by the Town Board, are appointed by the Town Board for terms of two years to work on informative public events addressing race relations and discrimination issues and assist the Town Board in fostering mutual respect and understanding among all racial, religious and ethnic groups in the Town.

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