Statement from the Croton Village Board

At last night’s Village Board meeting, Mayor Schmidt read a statement from the village reaffirming the community's commitment to protecting and upholding the rights of all people, and pledging that the village will remain the same welcoming, diverse and tolerant community that it it has always been.

“In recognition of the increased challenges faced by ethnic and religious minorities in our nation we condemn acts of violence against these people and affirm that we, as a Village Board, condemn any acts of unlawful discrimination, violence and intimidation that target differences in national origin, race, gender, sex, religion, disability, or political viewpoint across our nation. Such acts run counter to the rights and freedoms upon which our country was founded and to the core values of the Village of Croton. Croton is committed to fostering welcoming communities and an equitable, diverse, and inclusive society.”