We mourn the unjustified loss of the lives of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor and the many others before them whose deaths are a result of long-standing, systemic racism and injustice in this country. We are moved by and support the outpouring of so many voices in Montgomery County, across our nation and around the world demanding change. Change is long overdue; this systemic racism and injustice must end.
On behalf of the Montgomery County Green Bank (Green Bank), we are committed to listen better and to do our part to make such change happen. The Green Bank’s mission is to equitably and inclusively accelerate clean energy investment in Montgomery County. Our work is dedicated to addressing both the causes and the increasing effects of climate change and the related detrimental health, economic, and safety impacts, especially on Black, Hispanic, and other underserved communities which for far too long have suffered from environmental inequities and injustice.
Through the resources and tools of the Green Bank, we are determined to act with intention to assure racial diversity and equality in our programs. We undertake this as we simultaneously work in partnership with Montgomery County to address climate threats and the injustice of their impact on underserved communities. We will conduct our efforts to improve the health and well-being of residents and employees while creating jobs and opportunity — with inclusion, not discrimination — for County residents and enterprises.
We encourage your input and support on innovative ways for the Black, Hispanic, and other underserved communities to access and use the resources we provide to address the causes and effects of climate change to achieve healthy, resilient homes and businesses and better lives. We will work with Montgomery County officials, diverse stakeholders, businesses, and homeowners to assure our work is responsive, inclusive, equitable, and has measurable impact.
Bert Hunter, Chair, Board of Directors
Tom Deyo, Chief Executive Officer