Town: Help for Asian Americans, and COVID-19 Memorial


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The recent increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans and the memorial to the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic will be subject to two resolutions at the board of directors of the next town in Huntington.

Supervisor Chad Lupinacci said at a meeting on Tuesday that he would resolve to establish an Asian-American task force and to make a monument to those who died at COVID-19.

“Both of these are very important issues,” Rupinatch said.

The Asian American Task Force’s task force mission is to improve communication between the community and the town government on topics that affect Huntington’s Asian American residents, such as education, health, and economic development. To warn board members.

Other goals, according to Lupinatch, include promoting public participation from the Asian-American community and improving cultural understanding among Asian-Americans, towns and other inhabitants.

“The task force helps promote these [ideals] “For educational programs, conferences and projects, we will continue to strengthen and build partnerships with the local Asian-American community so that government services and program offerings can meet the needs of the community,” said Lupinatch. I want to make sure. “.”

The 10 task force consists of local residents selected by the board. Each of the town’s five board members is allowed to choose two representatives.

In September, town officials re-established the African-American Task Force, which was first formed in 1991. The town also has a Hispanic task force. Both are made up of community members who act as liaisons between town officials and the community and play a vital role in the planning and implementation of Huntington’s African-American and Hispanic heritage programs.

Hundreds of Huntington residents died on a global scale with COVID-19 and an ongoing pandemic, Lupinatch said he felt the need to create a monument.

“We believe this monument is a homage to the victims and their families and a place to thank the frontline workers,” said Lupinatch.

If the resolution is passed, the directors of parks and recreation and general services will recommend suitable monuments and locations that expire within 90 days, Rupinatch said.

Townboard meeting is scheduled for 7 pm


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