Proclamations

October

October 9, 2023 as Indigenous Peoples' Day

Indigenous people have occupied the lands we now call home since time immemorial. They have endured centuries of genocide, forced assimilation, violence, oppression, and ongoing displacement perpetrated by our state and federal government. 

The City of New Brighton has a responsibility to raise awareness of persistent consequences of these historical legacies, amplify the vibrancy of Indigenous people and culture, and respect the connection between Indigenous people and the land that the City occupies. 

The New Brighton City Council officially proclaims October 9, 2023, as Indigeneous Peoples Day. 

Mayor Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas

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June 2023

July as Parks and Recreation Month and July 21, 2023 as Park and Recreation Professionals Day

Since 1985, people in the United States have celebrated Parks and Recreation Month in July to promote building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation and to recognize the full-time, part-time, and seasonal workers and volunteers that maintain our country’s parks.  

The City of New Brighton's Parks and Recreation staff play a vital role in providing essential services that enrich the lives of our children, youth, adults, and older adults, ensuring that our parks and recreational spaces are maintained to the highest standards of cleanliness, safety, inclusivity, and welcoming environments, ready to be enjoyed by all. 

The New Brighton City Council officially proclaims the Month of July as Parks and Recreation Month and July 21, 2023 as Park and Recreation Professionals Day. 

Mayor Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas 

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May 2023

Julie Forbord as a City Ambassador

Office Supervisor Julie Forbord has undertaken significant organizational advancements throughout her career. In recognition of 27 years of service and numerous awards, including the 2019 Michael J. Walker Spirit Award, the citizens of New Brighton, members of Public Safety, and all other City staff offer their sincerest congratulations on her professional advancement and extend their heartfelt thanks. 

The New Brighton City Council officially proclaims Julie Forbord a New Brighton City Ambassador. 

Mayor Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas

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Jacob Vanyo, Eagle Scout

Jacob Vanyo spent more than 150 hours completing his Eagle Service Project to improve the disc golf course at Lion’s Park in Elk River. He honed his leadership and life skills as a Scout, which will serve him well during his next chapter where he is enlisting in the Active Duty Army as a Cyber Operations Specialist at the rank of Private First Class. 

The New Brighton City Council officially recognizes Jacob Vanyo on his Eagle Scout Award achievement.  

Mayor Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas

 

Franklin Doncavage, Eagle Scout

Franklin Doncavage, a sophomore at Irondale High School, completed his Eagle Scout service project of creating and installing signage for Irondale High School’s Nordic Ski trail. In recognition of this accomplishment along with his success in academics, music, athletics, and leadership, the New Brighton City Council congratulates Franklin on his Eagle Scout Award achievement and wishes him the best as he embarks on his next adventure. 

The New Brighton City Council officially recognizes Franklin Doncavage on his Eagle Scout Award achievement. 

Mayor Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas


Police Week from May 14-20, 2023

National Police Week is a collaborative effort of many organizations dedicated to honoring America’s law enforcement community.

New Brighton Police Officers play an essential role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of our community members and in protecting the lives and property of all. The New Brighton City Council knows it’s important for people throughout the City to know and understand the roles and responsibilities of the Public Safety Department, and to partner with the Department, to ensure the common goal of a safe community.

The New Brighton City Council officially proclaims May 14-20, 2023: Police Week.

-Mayor Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas

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Patricia Isaacson as a City Ambassador

In recognition of 35 years of service, including her most recent role as Assistant Finance Director, the New Brighton City Council offers sincerest congratulations on her retirement and a heartfelt thank you.

The New Brighton City Council officially proclaims Patricia Isaacson as a City Ambassador.

-Mayor Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas 

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Drinking Water Week from May 7-23, 2023

For more than 40 years, the American Water Works Association and its members have celebrated Drinking Water Week as a unique opportunity for both water professionals and the community to recognize the vital role water plays in our daily lives.

The City of New Brighton works hard every day to ensure safe and quality drinking water for the community and the citizens of our City are called upon to help protect our water sources from pollution and practice water conservation.

The New Brighton City Council officially proclaims May 7-13, 2023: Drinking Water Week.

-Mayor Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas 

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May as Arbor Month

The City of New Brighton has been recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City for 41 consecutive years. The New Brighton City Council encourages citizens to plant trees now for the enjoyment and use of future generations.

The New Brighton City Council officially proclaims May 2023: Arbor Month.

-Mayor Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas 

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April 2023

April as Fair Housing Month

The Fair Housing Act was enacted on April 11, 1968, with the goal of eliminating racial segregation and ending housing discrimination. The City of New Brighton is committed to being an inclusive community with fair housing and advocating for equal housing opportunities for all residents and prospective residents.

The New Brighton City Council officially proclaims April 2023: Fair Housing Month.

-Mayor Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas 

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June 2022

June 19, 2022 as Juneteenth Day

Juneteenth is an important opportunity to honor the principles of freedom in the U.S.A. and celebrate the achievements and contributions the Black community has made and continues to make in our region. The City of New Brighton encourages residents to reflect, learn, understand, participate, and celebrate in community-based events to celebrate Juneteenth and its meaning in our region. 

The New Brighton City Council officially declares June 19, 2023: Juneteenth Day. 

-Mayor Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas

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