Welcoming and Inclusive Community Pledge

Recognizing that Glencoe is home to approximately 9,000 residents of diverse backgrounds, histories and identities, Village President Larry Levin and the Village Board of Trustees recently adopted 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 more recently 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 or sign it in-person at Village Hall or other community locations. 

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 it's ideals, please contact the Community Relations Forum.