The Town of New Castle believes that black lives matter, and we recognize the physical and psychological harm that institutional biases and systemic racism have caused nationally and here in our community. We accept the challenge to create a more just society, one whose foundation must include racial equity.
Last night the Town Board authorized the creation of the New Castle Council on Race and Equity, and appointed Zabeen Mirza and Nichelle Maynard-Elliot to serve as the co-chairs of the Council. Over the next 3-4 months the Council will create an Action Plan and will host listening sessions to gather feedback and generate ideas from the community.
To date, the Town has received over 90 applications from community members to serve on the Council. The co-chairs are creating an organizational structure, with several work groups and a variety of roles, so that all applicants will be included in the effort. Thank you to all who applied!
Welcome Zabeen and Nichelle and thank you for your leadership!