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Leesburg Diversity Commission links minorities with services

© Leesburg Today - 12/02/2015

Nearly eight months after the Leesburg Town Council approved the town's first Diversity Advisory Commission, the group is starting to make waves in the community.

The Loudoun County NAACP lobbied for the commission in order to foster diversity and inclusion within the town government workforce and the community. Now the entity serves minorities by getting them in touch with existing services available that they may not know about.

""The commission is identifying resources and services that are already out there that are helpful to low-income and minority populations,"" said Betsy Arnett, staff liaison for the commission. ""They want to connect those populations to the services that are out there.""

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