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Council of Understanding

The Council of Understanding was established to discuss the future of the Confederate monument that sits today in front of the Gaston County Courthouse.  Meetings will take place inside the Harley B. Gaston Public Forum at the Gaston County Courthouse, 325 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, in Gastonia. They will be livestreamed on the County’s website and will also be available on the county’s government channel – available to Spectrum and AT&T U-Verse subscribers.

Cancellation Notice - July 22, 2020 Meeting
Gastonia Confederate Monument Fact Sheet

Meeting Videos
July 13, 2020
July 9, 2020

July 7, 2020

July 13, 2020 Agenda
July 9, 2020 Agenda

July 7, 2020 Agenda

Press Releases
July 22, 2020 - No Vote Schedule on Confederate Mondument for July 28 Board of Commissioners Meeting
July 13, 2020 - 'Council of Undertanding' Votes 7-5 to Relocate Confederate Statue to Alternate Location
July 9, 2020 - 'Council of Understanding' Moves Towards Vote
June 30, 2020 - 'Council of Understanding' Assembled to Discuss Future of Confederate Statue in Gaston County
June 24, 2020 - Commissioner Tom Keigher to Chair Workgroup on Confederate Statue