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Posted on: May 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] City Signs Resolution Condemning Discrimination, Hate Crimes


A resolution was passed at Norcross’ May council meeting expressing condemnation of discrimination and encouraging a commitment to fair and equal treatment for all. 

NORCROSS (GWINNETT COUNTY), GA (MAY 13, 2021) – On May 7, 2021, City of Norcross Mayor Craig Newton signed a resolution passed at that week’s council meeting condemning “hate crimes, discrimination, and racism in all forms” and reaffirming the city’s commitment to “fair and equal treatment for all.” 

Coming at a time where tragic, discriminatory events have taken place and continue to occur across the country, this statement marks a determined stance against such behavior and commits the city to actively working to ensure the rights of every person who lives, works and visits the City of Norcross are protected, regardless of race, creed, religion, sexual orientation or color. National concerns such as police transparency and equal opportunity employment are specifically addressed and assured, and the resolution further declares that the city, including council, police and staff, is committed to “engaging in continuing communication and dialog with the community to address issues of systematic racism, violence, harassment and intolerance and their impact on individuals and on the community as a whole.” 

“This is an important issue in our country,” commented Mayor Newton about the decision to make such a resolution. “There is no place for hate in the City of Norcross, and we feel it is time to make a clear statement that injustice on the basis of race or anything else will not be tolerated in our community.”

Read the full signed resolution at



Incorporated in 1870, the City of Norcross has been very busy securing a solid standing as both an eco-conscious community and world-class art district in the nearly century and a half since. Voted Gwinnett County’s “Best Arts & Cultural Scene” by Gwinnett Magazine, Norcross has become well known for its unconventional public arts projects. Norcross was recognized by the Atlanta Regional Commission as one of only three Platinum-Certified Green Communities in the region and was named a “Best Green Government” by Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and “Tree City USA” by The Arbor Day Foundation. The Sustainable Norcross Commission has earned regional applause for its efforts to spearhead the city’s local pro-environment practices. The city’s famed tree canopy, 13 parks and more than 31 acres of beautifully maintained public green space serve as popular gathering spaces for residents and visitors alike. A jam-packed calendar of events and eclectic collection of shops and restaurants serve to keep the historic downtown area bustling year-round. Creative souls from all walks of life are encouraged to “come unwind” and enjoy the positive energy that earns Norcross its reputation as “a place to imagine.” 


Pam Ledbetter, Communications & Marketing for the City of Norcross


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