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Lamont McClure attended a press conference on July 6th in Bethlehem for the Community Advisory Board. Mayor Robert Donchez and Esther Lee, President of the Bethlehem Unit NAACP, announced the creation of a Community Advisory Board. The Board was formed in response to the peaceful protests in Bethlehem for holding law enforcement accountable for their interactions with the public. County Executive McClure is a member of the Board.
The Community Advisory Board is seen as an opportunity for the police to educate the public and also for the public to educate the police. The twenty-one member Advisory Board will represent several sections of the community including the faith community, Latino community, local youth, the health department as well as the teacher and police unions. They plan to meet on a monthly basis.
“I want to commend Mayor Donchez and Esther Lee for their work in forming this Community Advisory Board,” says Lamont McClure. “The powerful, but peaceful, demonstrations we’ve seen over the last month give me hope that we can come together and begin a conversation that leads to real change.”
Information provided to TVL by:
Deputy Director of Administration
Northampton County Government Center
669 Washington Street
Easton, PA 18042