Welcoming City Resolution

Welcoming City Resolution

On Monday, February 5, 2018, the Willmar City Council passed a "welcoming city" resolution stating all residents are welcome in Willmar no matter their race, religion, sexual orientation, and country of origin. The resolution signed by Mayor Marv Calvin states the following:

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2018 Willmar Welcoming Resolution

Resolution No. 18-10

Declaring the City of Willmar as a Welcoming City

Approved Feb. 5, 2018, on a council vote of 5 to 2

Whereas the City of Willmar and the surrounding area is stronger when all community residents are unified, engaged, and valued as both neighbors and contributors to the public good;

Whereas in further recognition of the great ideal of equality and freedom as outlined in the United States Constitution and amendments;

Whereas in pursuit of a community in which all residents without regard to age, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, religion, or country of origin should be free to pursue life, liberty, and happiness;

Now, Therefore Be It Resolved, that the Willmar City Council, as a representative of the City of Willmar, hereby declare and resolve the City of Willmar to be a welcoming city to all who wish to come and contribute to the public good and future success of the community.