The Village of Wellington is a diverse and welcoming community. Thanks to the leadership of Wellington Village Manager Jim Barnes and Village Council – Mayor Anne Gerwig, Vice-Mayor John T. McGovern, Councilman Michael Drahos, Councilman Michael Napoleone, and Councilwoman Tanya Siskind – Wellington continues to expand inclusivity with the appointment of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Liaison.
The purpose of the LGBTQ Liaison is to strengthen the relationship between the LGBTQ community and the Village of Wellington. By establishing an ongoing dialogue, Wellington hears directly from community members about concerns, works collaboratively with the community to advance and advocate for policies which affect the LGBTQ community and to eliminate bigotry, discrimination and prejudice on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. We will also work to identify solutions and educate about available resources.
One of the Village of Wellington's top priorities is to be an inclusive and diverse city, and having an appointed LGBTQ liaison further supports that mission.