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Posted on: June 23, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Mayor Derrick Henry launches Equity Initiative

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As communities across the nation continue to protest unfair treatment of citizens, Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry is kicking off an equity initiative so the community can come together to help take steps to achieve the dream of a bias-free society.

“It is incumbent upon every citizen, neighborhood, institution and business to respond to what I view as an opportunity to have thought-provoking conversations, and establish sensible equity approaches for our community,” said Mayor Henry. “There is a role for every segment of our society, including business, education, law enforcement, healthcare and government to make a difference for others in our community.”

To kick off the Mayor’s Equity Initiative, the Mayor hosted a virtual listening session that was open to the public Monday, June 29.

Following the listening session, there will be focus groups who will work together during the next six months. Focus groups are: criminal justice, education, health/social services, media/business and neighborhood/clergy 

The public can sign up to join one of the focus groups. In addition, Mayor Henry will continue to host listening sessions over the next six months as part of the initiative.

For more information about the Mayor’s Equity Initiative or to sign up for one of the focus groups, visit www.codb.us/equityinitiative. You can also contact equityinitiative@codb.us or call (386) 671-8203 for more information. 

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