(City of Pocatello Press Release, April 13, 2021)
Four proclamations are scheduled to be read at Thursday’s Pocatello City Council Meeting.
The first will proclaim April 10 through April 16 as the “Week of the Young Child.” The proclamation encourages “all citizens to work to support and invest in early childhood in Pocatello.” The edict will be read by Councilmember Chris Stevens. It was requested by the City of Pocatello Child Care Advisory Committee and will be accepted by Tori Eldridge.
The second proclamation sets April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Pocatello. The edict calls “upon our citizens, community agencies, faith groups, medical facilities, and businesses to increase their participation in our efforts to support families, thereby preventing child abuse and strengthening the communities in which we live.” Council President Heidi Adamson will read the proclamation. It was requested by Communities Align in Prevention Efforts and accepted by Shannon Fox.
The third is a proclamation establishing April 24 as Arbor Day in Pocatello. Read by Councilmember Rick Cheatum, the proclamation urges “all citizens to celebrate Arbor Day and to support efforts to protect our trees and woodlands.” Additionally, it encourages “all citizens to plant and care for trees to gladden the heart and promote the well-being of this and future generations.” The edict was requested by the City of Pocatello’s Parks and Recreation Department and Science and Environment Division and will be accepted by Jenna Dohman
The final proclamation on the agenda sets April as Civitan Awareness Month. The edict encourages “the residents of Pocatello to actively support and take pride in the worthwhile efforts of this international service organization and in the work of Civitans in our community.” The proclamation will be read by Councilmember Roger Bray and was requested by Civitan International. It will be accepted by Manny Maldonado.
Thursday’s meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
Citizens can watch a stream of the proceedings at streaming.pocatello.us or on Sparklight (formerly CableOne) cable channel 56.