1155 Red Fox Road | East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

Rename the Creek!

Updated January 16, 2024

The Township is dedicating this page to the Rename the Creek Campaign. This page will serve as the primary source of public documents utilized for public meeting discussions. Multiple waterways in or adjacent to Smithfield Township have the derogatory term "Sambo" in their name. The Board of Supervisors pledged their support and desire to rename Sambo Creek, Little Sambo Creek, and all other associated waterways with derogatory names in or adjacent to Smithfield Township. The Smithfield Township Board of Supervisors is committed to providing a welcoming environment for all persons, and it is past time for this offensive word to be expunged from the names of waterways. The Township is the lead organization on Renaming the "Sambo Creek" and "Little Sambo Creek" in the Township.

If you would like to submit feedback, comments, concerns, or join the mailing list for this item, please email Conservation & Recreation Director Alex Jackson at alex@smithfieldtownship.com.

All public hearings or meetings are streamed via YouTube and are accessible via Zoom. In-person attendance is also welcome.

Useful Links

  1. Board of Supervisors meeting info & agendas
  2. Join Board of Supervisors Meetings on Zoom
  3. Planning Commission meeting info & agendas
  4. Join Planning Commission Meetings on Zoom
  5. Stream Township Meetings on YouTube

The Board of Supervisors will meet on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 6PM to discuss this topic.