Welcoming & Inclusive Community

GroupSigningPhoto - CopyRecognizing that Glencoe is home to approximately 9,000 residents of diverse backgrounds, histories and identities, Village President Lawrence R. Levin and the Village Board of Trustees adopted in 2017 a resolution endorsing the Welcoming and Inclusive Community Pledge.

The Welcoming and Inclusive Community Pledge, which has been adopted by local communities throughout the United States and Canada and was adopted by over 200 local leaders within Lake County, makes the statement that a community must stand up against any and all discrimination, harassment or hateful acts that are based on race, ethnicity, color, immigration or refugee status, religion or creed, gender or sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status or other social identities, as well as discourse that disrespects or degrades people's identities, needs and beliefs.

The Village invites you to take the pledge yourself online here.

Learn about the Public Safety Department's commitment to an Inclusive and Welcoming Community from Public Safety Director Cary Lewandowski's message here.

If you have ideas of how to help promote this pledge and its ideals, please contact the Council for Inclusion and Community (formerly the Community Relations Forum).
CommunityPledge_Image - CopySign the PledgeI pledge to stand against hate and discrimination and affirm that the Village of Glencoe should be a welcoming community for all. I am proud of Glencoe's diversity and that of our entire region. I recognize that at every level of American society, people of all backgrounds contribute to our democracy, culture and economy... 

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