Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Roanoke City Council Wrap-Up for May 4th – Photos

LOCAL COLORS

PRESENTATION BY BLUE RIDGE BICYCLE CLUB

HURT PARK STUDENTS AWARD

NATIONAL POLICE WEEK

CLERK OF THE YEAR

Stephanie Moon gets hug from her sister.

Stephanie Moon gets hug from her sister.

Stephanie Moon not only was inducted as President of the VMCA (Virginia Municipal Clerks Association) but she has also been awarded “Clerk of the Year.” Vice-Mayor Sherman Lea read his letter of support that said Moon uses the “may I help you approach.” Moon’s sister read a statement as well. Earl Reynolds had a 30 year-old story about Moon when he served as Assistant Manager. Moon back then was in charge of turning out the lights in Council Chambers and Reynolds jokingly asserted that she would “turn the lights out on him on purpose until they eventually came to an agreement.” Reynolds said she has come a long way and is an inspiration to all to persevere. Moon is the first African-American to receive the award and the first clerk to receive it in Southwest Virginia.

Pearl Fu, President of Local Colors spoke to Council to plug this weekends Saturday event in Elmwood Park. Lithuania will be the host city this year. There were 4 countries in Local Colors 19 years ago and now there are 89 countries said Fu.

During the Mayor’s Bike Ride Saturday John Hamill took some excellent pictures (CLICK HERE). Barbara Duerk presented Mayor Bowers with a framed picture of himself as taken by Hamill peddling his way to the Mayor’s monument. GO HERE for story on Mayor’s Bike Ride celebrating May as Bike Month as proclaimed by Governor Tim Kaine.

Hurt Park students win third place in the State Odyssey of the Mind Competition for the Piedmont Region in District One.

Proclamation declaring May 10 – 16 as National Police Week. May 15th is also Peace Officer’s Memorial Day and the 25th is National Missing Children’s Day. Chief Joe Gaskins accepted the proclamation. On the 14th their will be a recognition of fallen officers at 1st Christian Church at 4:00 PM.

Posted By Valerie Garner

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