Did the Board hear public comments prior to voting to remove the past nickname and imagery?

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Yes. At a special Board meeting in August 2020 that was recessed and reconvened in September 2020, more than 140 public comments of varying perspectives were received and heard by the Board. The Board then voted on Sept. 2, 2020 to remove the past nickname "Raiders" by an 8-1 vote and the past related Native American imagery by a 9-0 vote.