The Plainfield Park District Board of Commissioners has approved a resolution affirming its commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion following the death of George Floyd.
Park District Board Commissioner Syed Abedi urged the board to pass the resolution, citing the need to address entrenched, systemic inequality facing people of color throughout the communities that make up the Plainfield Park District.
Commissioner Abedi hopes that following the passage of the resolution, the board will take a proactive approach in the future to solve issues related to injustice, racism, and oppression for its residents.
“The mission of the Park District is to enhance the lives of our residents through quality recreation opportunities,” said Commissioner Abedi.
“As an agency, we have to make sure that those opportunities are available to everyone.”
Executive Director Carlo Capalbo said that the District is currently in the process of creating a diversity and inclusion taskforce for internal staff that will eventually include a platform for public input.
Read the full resolution here.