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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
To proclaim the month of October 2017 as National
Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Westerville
and urge all women and their families in Westerville
to get the facts about mammography.
Make a Difference Day
To proclaim Saturday, October 28, 2017
as Make a Difference Day in Westerville,
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
Bicentenary of the Birth of Baha'u'llah
To proclaim Saturday, October 22, 2017
as Bicentenary of the Birth of Baha'u'llah in
Westerville, and urge all to resolve on this day:
to promote in themselves and in their relations
with others those qualities and attributes that
will help bring about the recognition of the
oneness of humanity; to embrace diversity, and
to work for unity in our local community, in our
country, and in the world.
Neighbor 2 Neighbor Month
To proclaim the month of October 2017
as Neighbor 2 Neighbor Month in Westerville
and urge citizens, both individually and collectively,
to strengthen ties of friendship, neighborhood
and community by helping those in need.
Fire Prevention Week
To proclaim October 8-14, 2017 as Fire
Prevention Week throughout this Community,
and urge all the people of Westerville to develop a
home fire escape plan with all members of the
household and practice it twice a year, and to
participate in the many public safety activities
and efforts of Westerville's fire and emergency
services during Fire Prevention Week 2017.
Public Power Week
To proclaim the week of October 1-7, 2017
be designated the 31st annual 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.
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
To proclaim the month of September 2017 as
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in Westerville
and encourage all citizens and individuals to raise
awareness, support research, improve care and
prevention of prostate cancer.
To proclaim Sunday, September 10, 2017
as Grandparents Day and urge every citizen
of Westerville to join in this observance by honoring
the life-long contributions of our grandparents and
recognizing the vital resources, love and history all
our grandparents provide.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
To proclaim the month of September 2017 as
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Westerville
and encourage all citizens and businesses to honor
childhood cancer patients, survivors, their families and
caregivers, and remember those who have lost their lives
to this devastating disease.
Hunger Action Month
To proclaim September 2017 as Hunger Action Month
in Westerville, and urge citizens to become more aware
of the problem of hunger that faces the community and to
Parks and Recreation Month
To proclaim the month of July 2017 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.
To proclaim June 14, 2017 as Flag Day
in Westerville and 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 States of America.
Don Barlow Proclamation
To recognize Westerville Public Library
Executive Director Don Barlow for his many
years of service throughout the City of Westerville
and express sincere appreciation for his outstanding
leadership and dedication to our community and extend our best wishes for many years of happiness in the future.
National Public Works Week
To proclaim May 21-27, 2017 as National
Public Works Week in Westerville and urge
all residents to recognize the contributions
which public works officials make every day
to our health, safety, comfort, and quality of life.
PTSD Awareness Month
To proclaim June 2017 as PTSD
Awareness Month in Westerville to
raise awareness about PTSD and provide
resources to help educate individuals, families,
professionals, policy makers, and communities
about the significant impact PTSD has on men,
women and children and to provide support to
those suffering with PTSD.
To proclaim May 26, 2017 as Poppy
Day in Westerville and ask all citizens
pay tribute to those who have made the
ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom
by wearing the Memorial Poppy on this day.
National Wetlands Month
To proclaim May 2017 as National
Wetlands Month and call upon all
citizens of Westerville to aid in the
continuing efforts to preserve our
valuable wetland resources.
National Mental Health Month
To proclaim May 2017 as National Mental
Health Month in Westerville and urge all
residents to support Concord Counseling
Services and the service they provide to all
citizens in Westerville.
Honoring Our Heroes Weekend
To proclaim May 26, 2017 through May 29,
2017 as Honoring Our Heroes Weekend in
Westerville and recognize this weekend as an
opportunity for us all to come together as a
community to remember, to honor, and to heal.
Emergency Medical Services Week
To proclaim the week of May 21 through May 27,
2017 as National Emergency Medical Services Week in
Westerville with the theme, "EMS: Strong: Always in Service"
and to encourage the community to observe this week with
appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities.
Economic Development Week
To proclaim May 8 through May 13, 2017
as Economic Development Week in Westerville
and urge all residents to recognize the importance
of this profession in creating investment opportunities
and improving quality of life.
To proclaim the WesterFlora 2017 Season
is open. To encourage all residents to support
the spirit of WesterFlora and the Westerville Garden
Club's efforts to beautify Westerville. And through their
efforts we can all look forward to the 26th Annual WesterFlora
2017 Garden Tour on Sunday, July 16, 2017.
National Garden Week
To proclaim June 4, 2017 through June 10, 2017
as National Garden Week in Westerville and urge all
residents to acknowledge the importance of Gardening
and the numerous contributions of Gardeners.
National Police Week
To proclaim May 8 through May 15, 2017 as National
Police Week in Westerville and to ask that all residents
and businesses "Light Central Ohio Blue" by placing blue
bulbs in exterior lights and displaying visible blue ribbons during
Police Memorial Week. To further call upon all citizens to observe
May 15, 2017 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.
Older Americans Month
To proclaim May 2017 as National Older
Americans Month and 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
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
To proclaim May 2017 as National Physical Fitness
and Sports Month and encourage all to celebrate by
participating in their choices of quality of life activities,
options and experiences as well as maintaining these healthy
and happy activities and attitudes throughout the year
National Bike Month
To proclaim the month of May 2017 as National
Bike Month in Westerville. National Bike Month is
a time when we can do something special to direct
deserved national attention to the benefits of physical
activity. Millions of Americans will experience the joys
of bicycling the month of May through educational programs,
commuting events, trail work days, helmet promotions, and
A Day of Prayer in Recognition of National Day of Prayer
and the WARM Community Prayer Breakfast
To proclaim Thursday, May 4, 2017 as a Day of Prayer in Recognition of National Day of Prayer and the WARM Community Prayer Breakfast in Westerville and recognize the Westerville Area Resource Ministry for their dedication of providing a valuable service to the residents of Westerville.
Michael Hooper Day
To proclaim Monday, April 24, 2017 as Michael
Hooper Day in Westerville and urge all citizens to
join me in extending to Michael Hooper our deep
appreciation for his distinguished service and our
best wishes for a long and happy retirement.
To proclaim Friday, April 28, 2017 as Arbor Day in
commemoration of the 145th anniversary of Arbor Day
and do hereby urge all citizens of 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 City Tree Master Plan.
National Telecommunications Week
To proclaim the week of April 9 through April 15, 2017
as National Telecommunications Week in Westerville, in honor
of the men and women whose diligence and professionalism
keep our city and citizens safe.
National Library Week
To proclaim the week of April 9 through April 15, 2017
as National Library Week in Westerville and encourage
all people to take advantage of the wonderful library resources
available at our community's indispensable center for ideas and information, the Westerville Public Library.
Celebration of the Arts Month
To proclaim that the month of April 2017 be referred to
as Celebration of the Arts Month in Westerville and declare
Westerville as an arts-friendly community of educators, learners,
and practitioners and sets aside the month of April annually for the
recognition and celebration of the Arts.
National Volunteer Week
To proclaim the week of April 23 through April 29, 2017
as National Volunteer Week in Westerville and urge all
citizens to be aware of the contributions made by our
service organizations and volunteer workers.
National Autism Awareness Month
To proclaim April 2017 as National Autism Awareness Month in
Westerville and to raise public awareness of autism as well as to
increase knowledge of the programs that have been and are being
developed to support individuals with autism and their families.
National Engineers Week
To proclaim February 19, 2017 through February 25, 2017 as
National Engineers Week in Westerville, in order to give all citizens the opportunity to recognize the contributions made by the engineering profession, and hereby urge all citizens to join in tribute and recognition
to the Westerville community residents who are members of this worthy profession.
Westerville Garden Club 70th Anniversary
To proclaim 2017 as the Year of the Westerville Garden Club
in recognition of their 70th Anniversary and encourage all residents
to support the Westerville Garden Club's efforts to beautify the City of Westerville
Clergy Appreciation Week
To proclaim January 29, 2017 through February 4, 2017 as
Clergy Appreciation Week and encourage the citizens of Westerville,
Ohio to show their appreciation and support for the clergy whose efforts
make this community a better place in which to live.
To proclaim Monday, January 16, 2017 as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day throughout the City of Westerville and urge all citizens to rededicate themselves to the principle of justice and equality for all.