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Union County Celebrates Diversity of its Residents, Inviting Ethnic Groups to Hold Flag Raisings at County Seat

Union County, NJ – The Union County Freeholder Board is pleased to celebrate the diversity of its residents by offering ethnic non-profits the opportunity to hold a flag raising at the County complex in Elizabeth.

“New Jersey is one of the most diverse states in the country and Union County in particular is among the top most diverse counties in the state,” said Bette Jane Kowalski, Chair of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. “Ethnic diversity adds to the culture, education and quality of life of our residents and the Freeholder Board is proud to celebrate the contribution that ethnic groups make to our County.”

Flag Raising Ceremonies will be coordinated by the Union County Office of Community Engagement and Diversity and flag raisings will be held in front of the Union County Court House, located at 2 Broad Street, in Elizabeth.

 “I pride myself on promoting diversity and inclusion of all within Union County which led to me work with Chair Kowalski on this initiative,” said Freeholder Sergio Granados. “Union County is made stronger and more progressive by our residents that come from different walks of life and a multitude of ethnicities coming together as one. Hosting these Flag raisings will showcase our diversity as well as our support of one another.”

For questions, information or rules and regulations on hosting a Flag Raising at the Union County Court House please reach out to Nathalie Hernandez, Coordinator of the Office of Community Engagement & Diversity at or 908-527-4880.


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