Lyon County officials say they 'stand against' racism & discrimination after recent events
YERINGTON, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) —
Officials in Lyon County are speaking out after recent events have brought up the concern of racism.
County Manager, Jeff Page, speaking on behalf of the Board of Commissioners released the following statement:
Recent events in Lyon County have brought up the issue of racism. County Manager Jeff Page, speaking on behalf of the Board of Commissioners and the staff explained that all citizens of Lyon County regardless of race, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation or sex deserve to be treated with dignity, respect, compassion and justice.
Racism and discrimination prevents individuals from fully participating in and contributing to their community. Eliminating racism and discrimination will allow all to celebrate the richness of diversity.
Lyon County has a long history of diverse cultures working together to build a strong and vibrant community. Racism and discrimination exist throughout the world but the acts of a few are not the reality of our County.
Lyon County supports any and all efforts to build relationships with diverse cultures to build a community of people helping people and communities supporting communities. Lyon County has grown in population and with growth comes change. Lyon County embraces the opportunity to work with different people from different races, religions, cultures and viewpoints.