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02/02/2021 02Di Black History Month ti i..asxntntj kd d g$Ag aY ae.. 1„a\m„.„.!?) x°'naa.x,,4n BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No. D.i. For Meeting of: February 2, 2021 ITEM TITLE: Black History Month SUBMITTED BY: Cally Price,Assistant to the City Manager SUMMARY EXPLANATION: Eric Silvers to accept. ITEM BUDGETED: STRATEGIC PRIORITY: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL BY THE CITY MANAGER RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type lack F1isto Month pr lamation 1/ / 0 1 a r Me 0 2 CITY OF YAlIuviA Pc&OCLA9IttATIOW Pi&EIREAS since the Bicentennial year of 1976„%lmericans of all walks of lift have come together during the month of February to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black/?mericans in every area of endeavor throughout our history; and WI EIREAS these accomplishments are the more remarka5le for having Seen won at the cost of great struggle and sacrifice By men and women who came to these shores in chains, and By their descendants; and WIFE1VI S, the African American community continues to contriBute to the rich diversity and general welfare of Yakima and WIFERVIS, during Slack history month we celebrate the many achievements and contriButions made by AfricanAmericans to our economic, cultural;spiritual;and political development; and WilEREAS the City of Yakima continues to work toward Becoming an inclusive community in which all citizens — past, present, and future — are respected and recognized for their contriButions and potential contributions to our community, the state, the country, and the world and WI EIREAS the City of Yakima is proud to honor the history and contriButions of African Americans in our community, throughout our state, and nation NOw '17FEUTOR,E, I, Patricia Byers, Mayor of tfie City of Yakima and Behalf of tfie Yakima City Council, do hereby proclaim tfie month of FFebruary 2021 as "BLACK ifISTOKYLIO9V7tif» in the City of Yakima and encourage all citizens to celebrate our diverse heritage and culture, and continue our efforts to create a world that is more just,peaceful, and prosperous for all Dated this 2nd day of`February, 2021 Patricia Byers, Mayor