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Posted on: April 17, 2018

Proclamations to be Read at April 19 Pocatello City Council Meeting


Five proclamations from Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad are on the agenda for Thursday’s Pocatello City Council meeting.

The first will declare April 21 as Arbor Day in Pocatello and urges “all citizens to celebrate Arbor Day and to support efforts to protect our trees and woodlands.” The edict was requested by the Idaho Community Forestry Program of the Idaho Department of Lands and will be read by Councilman Rick Cheatum.

Second will be a proclamation establishing April 19 as National Service Recognition Day. The edict was requested by Big Momma’s House and Vista Volunteers and encourages “residents to recognize the positive impact of national service in our community, to thank those who serve; and to find ways to give back to their communities.” The proclamation will be read by Councilman Jim Johnston.

The third edict of the night will proclaim April 30 to be National Therapy Animal Day and will be read by Councilwoman Linda Leeuwrik. The proclamation was requested by Pet Partners and urges “citizens to celebrate our therapy animals and their human handlers and salute the service of therapy animal teams in our community and in communities across the nation.”

Fourth is a decree establishing April 21 as Portneuf Valley Community Environmental Fair Day. The proclamation was requested by the Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair Committee and encourages “residents, businesses, and institutions to support the Fair, as well as make a commitment to undertake programs and projects that enhance our community’s natural environment by reducing the city’s carbon footprint and help build a sustainable community.” It will be read by Councilwoman Beena Mannan.

Last will be a proclamation declaring April 16 through 20 as The Week of the Child. The decree will be read by Councilwoman Heidi Adamson and was requested by the City of Pocatello Child Care Advisory Board. The proclamation urges “all citizens to work to make a good investment in early childhood within our community.”

Thursday’s meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

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