1998-11-21 Grand Haven Tribune "The right choice"

The right choice
The Grand Haven Tribune

The naming of Gail Harrison as the new full-time director of the Northwest Ottawa Ethnic Diversity Alliance was a good move.

The alliance's selection committee chose Harrison from a strong field of 10 candidates.

Harrison has a long history of involvement with diversity issues and should do well at her new position.

She, in fact, helped found the alliance after learning about a black family who moved out of Grand Haven because they felt uncomfortable.

Harrison also launched the Flying All Colors program in which middle and junior high school students discuss diversity issues and offer ideas to improve relations. 

She also has played an active part in programs to aid area migrant workers.

Harrison is committed to creating a greater awareness of diversity issues through the churches, area businesses and with the public. We're confident that she will succeed in her goal.

Just as important, though, is the need for community members to become involved with the Ethnic Diversity Alliance. Harrison said she is looking for more volunteers. If you're interested, call her at 947-1184.

The diversity alliance is a great organization to have in the community to promote awareness and we hope you help support it.