A message from the Town of Hope Mills
As leaders for the Town, we have come together to show our solidarity in Hope Mills to oppose social injustices and systemic oppression of African Americans that we have seen and continue to see. We recognize and share the outrage related to the senseless death of George Floyd. Hope Mills and the surrounding area represent such a widely diverse culture. This diversity makes the events that we’ve seen recently that much more difficult for us all. We support the rights of those who are peacefully protesting to honor the memory of George Floyd and countless others that have been victims of systemic racism and police violence. Let’s continue to work together to ensure that protests remain peaceful. Let us not allow these horrific acts to erode trust in our police forces as they put their lives on the line daily to protect us while maintaining a level of excellence that we cannot allow to be tainted by the acts of a few.
We pledge to make every effort within our power to create a just society in Hope Mills. We pledge to work together to bridge divides in our community. We pledge to lead hard conversations and continue dialog that will one day hopefully bring to an end the feelings, frustrations, and perceptions that have led to the current discourse. We pledge to continue to improve police relations and to support ethically-based policies focused on areas of diversity and inclusion. We pledge to create a more equitable Town.
Let us all come together to make a change as we have strength when we all stand together.
Jackie Warner, Mayor Dr. Kenjuana McCray, Mayor Pro Tem
Jessie Bellflowers, Commissioner Pat Edwards, Commissioner
Jerry Legge, Commissioner Bryan Marley, Commissioner
Melissa P. Adams, Town Manager Joel Acciardo, Police Chief
Chuck Hodges, Fire Chief Drew Holland, Finance Director
Jane Starling, Town Clerk Laticia Black, Human Resources Director
Don Sisko, Public Works Director Beth Brown, Stormwater Administrator
Lamarco Morrison, Parks & Recreation Director Ray Reeves, Inspections Director
Chancer McLaughlin, Planning & Economic Development Director