Request for Qualifications

Request for Qualifications
Posted on 04/19/2021
Request for Qualifications

The City of Monroe is currently soliciting request for qualifications (RFQ)/letters of interest from qualified professionals (individuals and/or consulting firms) to engage in a community facilitation project related to General George Custer. General Custer grew up in Monroe and is recognized as a controversial figure in US history.

General Custer is recognized throughout the community primarily for his role in the Civil War with a monument at a prominent location in Downtown Monroe; outside of an exhibit at the Monroe County Historical Museum System, there is limited recognition of his role in the American Indian War in relationship to his prominence in advancing US policy toward Native American Indians.

This past summer (2020), a group of local activists petitioned the Monroe City Council to move the Custer monument from its prominent Downtown location in part for his role in the American Indian War. The community is divided whether the monument should remain in its current location, be relocated within the City or removed entirely.

RFQ/Letters of Interest shall be received in the City of Monroe Clerk/Treasurer’s Office until 10:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Monday, June 7, 2021. The RFQ/Letters of Interest will be read aloud to acknowledge receipt.

Additional information can be found via the link below:

Community Engagement/Facilitation - General Custer Monument Project