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Commissioners declare Douglas County as a Welcoming County

Post Date: 
Wed, 08/19/2015 - 2:30pm

Office of the County Commission
Welcoming County
Douglas County, Kansas

WHEREAS, Douglas County recognizes the importance of proactively welcoming immigrants and the need to ensure their successful integration into our community; and

WHEREAS, the Douglas County is committed to continue building a welcoming and neighborly atmosphere in our community, where all people, including recent immigrants, are welcome, accepted, and integrated; and

WHEREAS, we recognize that at no time in our County’s history has the need to work together been more necessary, so that we can strategically position the County as globally competitive, 21st century leaders; and

WHEREAS, we recognize that we must capitalize on diverse perspectives, cultures and talents as the most valuable assets in an economy where knowledge, creativity and innovation reap the greatest benefits, and becoming a more welcoming community means more customers for our local businesses, more jobs created by immigrant entrepreneurs, and we recognize that a thriving economy benefits us all; and

WHEREAS, Douglas County supports equal access to opportunity for our newest immigrant residents and all who call Lawrence home.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS, do hereby proclaim that Douglas County as a Welcoming County.

ADOPTED this 12th day of August 2015.