Rescheduled Unity Summit Announced
Christian County’s Judge/Executive and city mayors are excited to announce that last fall’s Unity Summit themed “Where Do We Go From Here?” has been rescheduled to Saturday, July 31, 2021. The event will be hosted from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Christian County Middle School at 215 Glass Avenue. Registration runs through July 21, 2021.
Judge/Executive Steve Tribble remarked, “We couldn’t be more thrilled to share this good news! Importantly, we are grateful to be seeing much improved coronavirus conditions county-wide along with loosening of state restrictions. Both give us confidence the summit can be handled safely in-person.”
Hopkinsville Mayor Wendell Lynch agreed adding, “We are especially excited that this means more members of our communities will be able to actively engage during the program which will include uplifting testimonials, an enlightening panel discussion, and small group breakout sessions allowing participants to interact throughout the morning.”
Pembroke Mayor Judy Peterson said, “We are proud of our tradition of municipal collaboration and look forward to lending support to the Unity Summit along with Oak Grove Mayor Theresa Jarvis, Lafayette Mayor Jared Thatcher, and Crofton Mayor Danny Lacy whose cities are also participating.”
In response to alarming events that have occurred throughout the nation, the summit is designed to be an initial conversation surrounding the concept of systemic racism including police and community relations throughout our county. Event organizers hope to build on existing area connections that have prevented such tragedies while recognizing we are not immune to these developments. The summit is an opportunity to keep learning from one another, deepen existing relationships, and build new ones.
While event organizers look forward to positive, productive dialogue, it is understood a single gathering cannot address every issue. Therefore, the group remains committed to continued opportunities to engage in action items developed during this initial meeting and future conversations.
This event is open to the public. To register for the summit, ask questions, or get additional information, please visitor call the Hoptown Hotline at (270) 887-4000.