The Elon Board of Aldermen recently adopted a Resolution for Equality, which asks for Elon residents, visitors, and businesses to treat people without discrimination, no matter their race, ethnicity, natural hair or hairstyles, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, pregnancy, military or veteran status, religious belief or non-belief, age, or disability. Further the resolution calls for the Town to evaluate its policies and ordinances for any discriminatory impacts. By creating an Ordinance and Policy Review Committee, the Elon Board of Aldermen are seeking to better understand how our community’s ordinances and policies affect our residents, perhaps differently than it is commonly understood.

The Board is seeking residents, Elon business owners, and employees of Elon local businesses to assist in growing its understanding of how our residents are impacted by our ordinances and policies. The Board would like a varied group representative of the community to review and evaluate our ordinances and policies for hidden bias or differential effects. Volunteers should have some related professional background that would enable them to look deeper into an issue, beyond understanding that a violation results in a fine.

Interested parties are asked to submit letters of interest with qualifications to DiAnne Enoch, Town Clerk. If you have any questions, please contact Richard Roedner, Town Manager by email or at 336.584.3601.

To view the entire call for volunteers, please click here: Call for Volunteers

To view the resolution, please click here: Resolution for Equality