Whereas, the greatest asset of the Town of Amherst is its people; and
Whereas, the Town of Amherst holds dear the motto of the United States of America, E Pluribus Unum (out of many, one), recognizing the principle of the oneness of the humankind and the rich cultural, ethnic and racial diversity of its inhabitants; and
Whereas, civility, respect, kindness and friendship are commonly shared values of the collective citizenry of the Town of Amherst; and
Whereas, the Town of Amherst promotes communities and neighborhoods to join in reflection on the beauty and richness of our diverse cultures and ethnicities while reaching out with a spirit of amity toward one another,
Now, therefore, the Town of Amherst hereby proclaims the second Sunday of June to be Race Amity Day.
And, urges all the people of Amherst to recognize this event and to celebrate its annual observance.
VOTED AND DATED this 6th day of June, 2016.
Amherst Select Board