Oakland County is Welcoming County, Joins Welcoming Michigan initiative

BTL Staff
By | 2019-04-16T17:22:05-04:00 April 16th, 2019|Michigan, News|

Oakland County Commissioner William Miller (D-Farmington) is proposing a resolution to designate Oakland County as a Welcoming County and that it join the Welcoming Michigan initiative. The resolution asserts that a community and its leadership recognize and value the contributions of all its residents, including immigrants and refugees. Oakland County has the highest percentage, 12.4 percent, of foreign-born residents of any county in the state. In Oakland County, Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, Royal Oak, Troy and West Bloomfield Township have already passed Welcoming Resolutions, and Commissioner Miller is working with his colleagues on the Board to pass one at the county level.
“I wholeheartedly believe that all people are created equal,” Miller said. “We have all walked different paths and had different life experiences or challenges. I believe every person deserves equity, dignity and respect. The purpose of this resolution is to affirm that Oakland County is truly a place where all people can live, work, play, raise their families and thrive in a genuinely welcoming and inclusive community.”

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