Image

7:03 AM / Sunday November 27, 2022

30 Sep 2022

SUBURBAN NEWS: Delaware County Establishes a County Commission for Immigrant Affairs

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
September 30, 2022 Category: Sun Report Posted by:

During the September 21 public meeting, Delaware County Council unanimously voted to adopt a resolution to establish the Delaware County Commission for Immigrant Affairs.

County Council recognizes the critical need to proactively address the needs of immigrant communities in Delaware County, through the intentional engagement of County residents and community partners.

“We are thankful for Council’s leadership and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is evident by the unanimous passage of this resolution,” said Delaware County’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer Lauren Footman. 

“The Immigrant Affairs Commission will be a vital piece of our equity journey, as we continue to ensure our practices, programs, and initiative are reflective of our County’s diversity. 

This Commission will help us celebrate and amplify the diversity of and within our Immigrant Community.”

The Delaware County Commission for Immigrant Affairs will provide review and recommendations to Council and pertinent County Departments which address the needs of immigrant communities in Delaware County.

The Commission will:

 Strengthen the voices of local immigrant communities

 Advise County Council and pertinent County departments on policies and programs to improve the lives of immigrants within Delaware County

 Share resources and raise awareness about the history, geography, and culture of the various immigrant communities represented within Delaware County

The members of the Commission will be comprised of the County’s diversity, equity, and inclusion officer and ten residents of Delaware County appointed by County Council. 

The Commission members will elect a chair to set agendas, preside over meetings and perform other leadership functions, as well as a vice-chair and a secretary, and will hold public meetings at least quarterly at a publicly advertised time and place to be determined by the Commission.

Residents interested in applying to serve on the Commission can learn more and apply here: https://www.delcopa.gov/clerk/boardscommissions/pdf/ImmigrantAffairs.pdf.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News

Local

Lots of love and laughter as friends, family and loved ones gather at Positano Coast to celebrate Leah Fletcher

November 24, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email Looking in retrospect. Celebrating Leah Fletcher By Monica Peters Sixty persons from near...

Stateside

Mexico prosecutors issue arrest warrant, want U.S. suspect extradited to Mexico in death of Shanquella Robinson

November 25, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP/SUN) — Mexican prosecutors have filed charges against a...

Week In Review

Biden admin to ask high court to take up student debt plan

November 24, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Light illuminates part of the Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill...

Politics

Georgia runoff: Why one Senate seat is crucial for Democrats

November 24, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: This combination of photos shows, Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., speaking to...

Health

How to shop for the right Medicare plan and avoid costly mistakes

November 24, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email BPT Inflation is putting the squeeze on all Americans, but no one is...

Color Of Money

Top financial to-dos to end the year strong and prepare for 2023

November 24, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email BPT  The holidays are a time full of good cheer, but not necessarily...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff