County Human Rights Commissioner Spencer Chiimbwe has been appointed as a member of the Mid-Hudson Hate & Bias Prevention Regional Council.
This was disclosed in a statement made by the County of Rockland and County Executive Ed Day on Tuesday May 30, 2023.
The invitation to join the Mid-Hudson Hate and Bias Prevention Regional Council was extended by the New York State Division of Human Rights, as stated in the official announcement.
County Executive Day expressed confidence in Commissioner Chiimbwe’s ability to fulfill this role, citing his extensive experience in bridging cultural divides and engaging diverse communities.
The announcement highlighted the mission of the statewide network, which aims to guide the Hate and Bias Prevention Unit in fostering community cohesion and tackling hate and bias incidents across the state.
“Without question Commissioner Chiimbwe has extensive experience working across cultural lines and with extremely diverse communities,” said county Executive Day.
“We are confident that his prior experience will give him a necessary advantage in his role as Mid-Hudson Hate and Bias Prevention Regional Council.”
Expressing gratitude for the invitation, Commissioner Spencer Chiimbwe humbly accepted the opportunity to contribute to the Mid-Hudson Hate and Bias Prevention Council.
He praised Rockland County’s exemplary leadership and unwavering commitment to combating all forms of hate within its communities.
Commissioner Chiimbwe eagerly anticipated collaborating with individuals from all walks of life throughout Rockland County as he actively participated in the council’s initiatives.
“It is with deep humility that I accept the invitation to participate on the Mid-Hudson Hate and Bias Prevention Council,” he said.
“This invitation is emblematic of Rockland County’s illustrious leadership and commitment to preventing all forms of hate in our communities. As I interact with the action points of the Council, I am looking forward to engaging all voices from across Rockland,” he added.
The inaugural meeting of the Mid-Hudson Hate and Bias Prevention Council is scheduled for June 12th.