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June 12, 2020

Skagit County Commissioners release statement on George Floyd and improving Skagit County for residents of color.

Today, the Skagit County Commissioners released the following statement:

“We, the Skagit County Commissioners, have been reflecting on the nationwide events that have occurred since the death of George Floyd while he was in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department. The world, its people, and its cultures are continually evolving, and it is every single person’s responsibility to make sure we evolve in a positive direction for everyone, and particularly for those who have been historically oppressed.

All three of us call Skagit County home and ran for office because we want to help make Skagit County a better place to live. This core vision especially resonates with us at this time, particularly as we are reminded of how our experience differs from many Skagitonians of Color. We know there is always a way to do better, but we don’t always know what that way is.

We are committed to working with the other Skagit County elected officials and considering your experiences, suggestions and recommendations on how we can improve County government for all.

We encourage you to call our office at 360-416-1300, email us at commissioners@co.skagit.wa.us, or join us for public comment at a Tuesday Commissioners meeting. In the coming days and weeks, we will continue to reflect on ways we can better solicit your feedback and consider your ideas to bring about change.

Our job is to represent our unique and diverse community. Today, we renew our commitment to each of you.”