On June 4th, we released a statement expressing our desire to actively participate in the work of building an equitable society.

We denounce police violence in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, and in reverence for the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery - three among countless Black people who have been murdered at the hands of those sworn to protect and serve.

We are also horrified by the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on Black and Indigenous communities. Early anaylsis shows historic and ongoing disinvestment in the lives and livelihoods of marginalized people are at the root of the disparities.

These issues are symptoms of the same complex, pernicious problem: systemic racism. A problem that is so deeply entrenched in our society will require strategic action and an ongoing commitment. We are working as a team and with our community to discover our next steps in the work to disrupt oppression and create a region that is fair, thriving and resilient for every resident and visitor.

We are in this together. Please be in touch about what you are seeing, working on, and the ideas you have for engaging in this work.