Diversity in leadership

If you don’t regularly attend local government meetings or read the printed newspaper, it can be easy to forget what our elected leaders look like. Here are some photos from a few recent meetings of elected officials in Wayne County, courtesy of the great ongoing coverage by WCTV:

Yep, it’s a mostly male, mostly white crowd. The largest diversity we tend to have in our legislative bodies is 20-30% representation by women. There are parts of our government that are literally run by “old boy networks.” I believe there is only one non-white elected person in all of Richmond city and Wayne County government.

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