In light of recent tragic events that have affected the African-American community, the VSCPA firmly supports those who are advocating for change in the justice and economic systems in America. It is clear that in the past these systems have worked for some people — but not all people. We believe that injustice for any race can never be tolerated.
The VSCPA strongly values and reflects a diversity of people, cultures and perspectives, and we are committed to taking actions to eliminate systemic racism in our communities by increasing dialogue, education and awareness. Please look for information from us in the coming weeks on our action plan and resources prioritizing diversity, inclusion and equity; incorporating these resources more fully in our strategic plan; and creating facilitated stakeholder discussions so that we may all learn, grow and heal together.
We appreciate all you do as CPAs to listen, learn and work with others to be part of the solution. We welcome your input and thoughts on how we can improve our profession and bring communities together. We strongly encourage you to send comments to [email protected]. We want to hear what you are thinking and feeling, and what we can do as we continue learning.
Henry Davis III, CPA
2020-2021 VSCPA Chair of the Board
Stephanie Peters, CAE
VSCPA President & CEO