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A quintet of proclamations are on the agenda for the September 5 Pocatello City Council Meeting.
The first is a joint proclamation that will see Mayor Brian Blad joining with Chubbuck Mayor Kevin England and the Bannock County Commissioners to proclaim September 16 to 22 as “Kind Community Week.” The edict urges “citizens to be more than bystanders when it comes to kindness” and “make the choice every day to be kind and integrate kindness into your daily lives.” Councilwoman Beena Mannan will read the proclamation and Rainbow Maldonado and Krystal Chanda will accept it.
The second will set September as National Recovery Month in Pocatello and seeks to raise awareness of mental illness and addiction disorders, calling upon residents to observe the month “with appropriate programs, activities, and ceremonies supporting this year’s theme, ‘Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger.’ ” The proclamation was requested, and will be accepted by, Kevin Wakeman. Councilwoman Linda Leeuwrik will read the edict.
A third will proclaim September 17-23 as Constitution Week. The edict was requested by the Daughters of the American Revolution and asks “citizens to reaffirm the ideals the Framers of the Constitution had in 1787 by vigilantly protecting the freedoms guaranteed to us through this guardian of our liberties and remembering that lost rights may never be regained.” It will be read by Councilman Roger Bray and accepted by Jill Kirkham.
The fourth will establish September as Senior Center Month in the Gate City. Requested by the Pocatello Senior Activity Center, it urges “every resident to recognize the tremendous contributions that senior centers make toward our community and the efforts of staff and volunteers who work every day to enhance the well-being of the older members of the community.” Councilman Rick Cheatum will read the proclamation and it will be accepted by Pam Landon and Ray Blanco.
A fifth proclamation will proclaim September as Attendance Awareness Month. The edict urges “students, parents and communities to work together to reduce absences and improve attendance rates for all students” and was requested by Pocatello/Chubbuck School District #25. The proclamation will be read by Council President Jim Johnston and accepted by Lori Craney, Director of Elementary Education, and Sue Pettit, Director of Secondary Education, with Pocatello/Chubbuck School District #25.
Thursday’s meeting will begin at 6 p.m.