Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Proclamation

Release date: 05/04/2021
Sponsored by: Board of Commissioners

Proclamation issued for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021

Today, the Board of County Commissioners proclaimed May 2021 as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Washington County. In recognition of this year’s theme, “Advancing Leaders Through Purpose-driven Service,” and the legacy of Asian and Pacific Island Americans who continue to serve in significant and enduring ways, the Board encourages all residents of Washington County to reflect on the rich diversity of the Asian and Pacific Islander community and celebrate the many ways they contribute to our nation and our neighborhoods. The Board also emphasized—in the strongest possible terms—that anti-Asian racism, intimidation and hate crimes will not be tolerated and have no place in our society.