Our region is only as strong as its weakest community.  There is much more to be done – especially to address racism and the disparities in our region. MORPC’s work is no exception.

This page features MORPC’s statement on racism, links from communities that have issued statements and resolutions declaring racism as a public health crisis, and more.

Collectively, these statements and declarations represent a small portion of the commitment to build on our progress, acknowledge and address our shortcomings, improve and measure our impact, and advance new efforts focused on eliminating systemic racism in our work.

Communities Across the Nation



Butler County, Ohio



Cook County, Illinois

Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Hamilton County, Ohio

Kansas City, Missouri


Madison, Wisconsin

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

 Montgomery County, Ohio

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  

San Bernardino, California

Summit County, Ohio

Ypsilanti, Michigan

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