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Posted on: January 2, 2024

Seeking Juneteenth Celebration Planning Volunteers

News from DEI Commission

The Lebanon Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission (DEI) is seeking volunteers for the 2024 Juneteenth Planning Committee. If you are interested in helping to plan Lebanon's 3rd annual Juneteenth Celebration, please contact the City Manager's Office through the contact portal at by March 1, 2024.

Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans. Although President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863, it took more than two years for the institution of slavery to end in Texas. On June 19, 1865, Union Army General Gordon Granger read General Order No. 3 in Galveston, Texas, proclaiming freedom for enslaved people in that state. President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independent Day Act into Law on June 17, 2021.

The Juneteenth Planning Committee will meet in March, April, May, and June to plan and execute a Juneteenth Celebration in Lebanon. Please visit to email the City Manager's Office by March 1, 2024, if you are interested in participating on this committee.

The DEI Commission meets regularly on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm in Council Chambers of City Hall. For agenda information, please visit and for remote meeting access, please visit

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