We are excited to announce that at the recommendation of the Global Troy Advisory Committee (GTAC), Troy has officially been designated a Welcoming City! This initiative through Welcoming America and Welcoming Michigan strives to create and promote more inclusive communities by building connections between domestic and foreign born residents. By joining this extensive network of cities across the country, Troy is not only promoting a message of inclusion, but gaining access to a network of resources designed to help the city continue to grow its tradition of acceptance and diversity.
This initiative was initially recommended to the City Council by the Global Troy Advisory Committee (GTAC), an advisory committee to the Council created in 2016 to represent the needs of Troy’s many different cultural communities. The Committee believes that becoming a Welcoming City is an important step for Troy in the continuing process of improving the City’s outreach to all citizens regardless of ethnic, cultural, or religious background and ensuring equitable access to community resources.
More information on the Welcoming Cities initiative can be found at welcomingmichigan.org