2013 Proclamations

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St. Paul Catholic School National Blue Ribbon 
To recognize St. Paul Catholic School as a National Blue Ribbon School and express sincere appreciation for the level of excellence for the educational community.
 St. Paul Catholic School National Blue Ribbon
Small Business Saturday
To proclaim Saturday, November 30, 2013 as "Small Business Saturday" and urge all citizens to join with us in this observance, as we celebrate the accomplishments of small business owners and their employees and encourage the development of new small businesses.
 Small Business Saturday
Westerville Caring and Sharing 25th Anniversary
To recognize and congratulate Westerville Caring and Sharing for their 25 years of outstanding service to the community and urge all citizens to donate and support the activities of Westerville Caring and Sharing.
 Westerville Caring and Sharing
 National Family Caregivers Month
To proclaim November 2013 as the "National Family Caregivers Month" and encourage everyone to work through our community, religious, social, business and other organizations to offer programs and services that will provide caregivers the support and encouragement they need to carry out their vital responsibilities.
 National Family Caregivers Month
Veteran's Day 
To proclaim Monday, November 11, 2013 as "Veteran's Day" and urge all citizens to recognize the valor and sacrifice of our veterans through ceremonies, prayers, and participation in patriotic activities in our community.
 Veteran's Day
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
To proclaim the month of November 2013 as "Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month" and urge our citizens to join together to raise public awareness of the symptoms, prevention and treatment of pancreatic cancer.
 Pancreatic Cancer Awareness
 Make A Difference Day
To proclaim Saturday, October 26, 2013 as "Make A Difference Day" and urge fellow citizens to observe this day by connecting with friends, fellow employees and relatives and with religious, school and civic groups to engage in projects benefiting their community.
 Make A Difference Day
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
To proclaim the month of October 2013 as "National Breast Cancer Awareness Month" and urge all women and their families in Westerville to get the facts about mammography.
 National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Westerville Lions Club Day
To proclaim Saturday, October 12, 2013 as "Westerville Lions Club Day" and congratulate the Westerville Lions Club for the many contributions and services to our community and wish you continued success for many years to come.
 Lions Club 85th Anniversary
Fire Prevention Week
To proclaim October 6-12, 2013 as "Fire Prevention Week", urging all the people of Westerville by checking their kitchens for fire hazards and using safe cooking practices during Fire Prevention Week 2013, to support the many activities and efforts of Westerville Division of Fire.
 Fire Prevention Week 2013
 Public Power Week
To designate October 5-12, 2013 as "Public Power Week" in order to honor the City of Westerville Electric Division for its contributions to the community and to make its consumer-owners, policy makers, and employees more aware of its contributions to their well-being and how it makes their lives powerful.
 Public Power Week 2013
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
To proclaim September 2013 as "Childhood Cancer Awareness Month" to educate our community about this disease and rising social consciousness that is essential in generating immediate federal & private funding of childhood cancer research.
 Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
 Grandparents Day
To proclaim September 15, 2013 as "Grandparents Day" to urge all citizens to show profound appreciation and respect for the central roles that family elders play in our lives.
 Grandparents Day Proclamation
Don Barlow Day
To proclaim September 4, 2013 as "Don Barlow Day" and urge all citizens to show their appreciation to Don Barlow for the great impact he has made on our community for the past 25 years and for many years to come. 
 Library Executive Director Don Barlow
 Hunger Action Month
To proclaim September 2013 as "Hunger Action Month" and urge our citizens to become more aware of the problem of hunger that faces our community and to support programs that prevent hunger.
 Westerville Logo
Rev. Harold Steindam Retirement
To recognize Rev. Harold Steindam for his many years of service and ministry throughout the City of Westerville.
 Reverend Harold Steiner
 Music and Arts Festival Weekend
To proclaim July 13-14, 2013 as the “40th Annual Music and Arts Festival Weekend” in Westerville and urge all residents to attend the Festival that offers something of interest for every age group.
 Westerville Chamber Music and Arts Festival

Parks and Recreation Month 

To proclaim the month of July 2013 as “Parks and Recreation Month” and encourage all citizens of Westerville to celebrate with citizens of other communities throughout the nation by recognizing that parks and recreation services are essential to the quality of life, not only in July, but all through the year.

 July Parks and Rec Month 2013

Hospice of Central Ohio Month

To recognize the work that Hospice of Central Ohio does and proclaim the month of June 2013, as Hospice of Central Ohio Month. 

 Hospice 2013

 Flag Day

To urge all residents to observe Flag Day by flying the Stars and Stripes from their homes and other suitable places and to celebrate our heritage in public gatherings and activities and to publicly recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United State of America.

 Flag Day 2013

 Honoring Our Heroes Weekend

To recognize this weekend as an opportunity for us all to come together as a community to remember, to honor and to heal.

 Honoring Our Heroes Weekend

National Wetlands Month

To call upon all citizens of Westerville to aid in the continuing efforts to preserve our valuable wetland resources. 

 National Wetlands Month

National Mental Health Month

Urge all residents to support Concord Counseling Services and the service they provide to all citizens in Westerville.

 National Mental Health Month

National Emergency Medical Services Week

"To proclaim the week of May 19-25 as "National Emergency Medical Services Week” in Westerville with the theme "EMS: One Mission, One Team" and encourage the community to observe this week with appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities. 

 National Emergency Medical Services Week

Westerflora 2013 Garden Tour

Encourage all residents to support the spirit of WesterFlora and the WesterFlora Civic Beautification Committee's efforts to beautify Westerville.   

 Westerflora 2013 Garden Tour

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

To encourage all to celebrate by participating in their choice of quality of life activities and attitudes throughout the year.


National Older Americans Month

To urge every citizen of Westerville to join in this observance in honoring the life-long contributions of our older residents; and to assist our senior citizens to continue their involvement in the community, recognizing the vital resources our senior citizens provide. 


National Bike Month

National Bike Month is a time when we can do something special to direct deserved national attention to the benefits of physical activity. 


National Police Week

To call upon all citizens of Westerville to observe May 15, 2013 as Peace Officers' Memorial Day in honor of those law enforcement officers who, through their courageous deeds, have made the ultimate  sacrifice in service to their community or have become disabled in the performance of duty, and let us recognize and pay respect to the survivors of our fallen heroes. 


Poppy Days

To ask all citizens to pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom by wearing the Memorial Poppy on this day. 


Service Day

To urge all residents to volunteer in this worthwhile community activity by helping out your local non-profit organizations or residents in need. 

 Service Day

A Day of Prayer in Recognition of National Day of Prayer and the Warm Prayer Breakfast

To recognize the Westerville Area Resource Ministry for their dedication of providing a valuable service to the residents of Westerville. 

 Day of Prayer

Arbor Day

In commemoration of the 141st anniversary of Arbor Day and urge all citizens in the City of Westerville to support the Westerville Shade Tree Commission's efforts to beautify our community and commend their efforts to promote the planting of trees in accordance with the Street Tree Master Plan. 

 Arbor Day

National Volunteer Week

To be aware of the contributions made by our service organizations and volunteer workers. 

 National Volunteer Week

Coach Kevin Thuman

To recognize and commend Coach Kevin Thuman for achieving a career record of over 200 wins during his 18 years of coaching Westerville North High School Boys Basketball.

 Coach Kevin Thuman

National Telecommunications Week

To honor the men and women whose diligence and professionalism keep our city and citizens safe.

 National Telecommunications Week Proc

National Library Week

To encourage people to take advantage of the wonderful library resources available at our community's indispensable center for ideas and information.

 National Library Week Proc.

 Take a Walk in the Park Day

The 2013 Healthy Lifestyle is a Walk in the Park program that encourages people of all ages to be active for up to one hour and is led by Mayor Kathy Cocuzzi on Saturday Mornings at the Community Center.

 Proclamation for Take a Walk in the Park Day

Records and Information Management Month 

To recognize the important service performed by records and information professionals.

 Proclamation for Records Management Month
National Engineer's  Week Proclamation
To recognize the contributions made by the engineering profession.

 National Engineer's Week
American Heart Month Proclamation
The American Heart Association is committed to public education about heart disease and stroke and this year urges everyone to "Be a Heartsaver" by knowing the warning signs of a heart attack, calling 9-1-1 and giving CPR.

 American Heart Month

Clergy Appreciation Week Proclamation

To recognize the appreciation and support for the clergy whose efforts make this community a better place in which to live.




Chaplain James Meacham Proclamation

To recognize Chaplain James Meacham for his forty years of service and ministry throughout the City of Westerville and express sincere appreciation for his service of outstanding leadership and dedication to the community.


Chaplain James Meacham Proclamation

The Year of the Arts

To proclaim that the Year of 2013 be referred to as ‘The Year of the Arts’ in Westerville and declare Westerville as an arts-friendly community of educators, learners and practitioners and set aside the year of 2013 for the recognition and celebration of the Arts.

 The Year of the Arts