Mayor’s Office

Mayor Miro Weinberger Invites Community to "Celebrate Burlington" Event

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September 18, 2014
Contact:  Kesha Ram, 802.865.7172
                 
Karen Vastine, 802.865.7185   

Mayor Miro Weinberger Invites Community to “Celebrate Burlington” Event
Herb Bloomenthal, Peter Clavelle, Herb Lockwood, Ken Schatz Awards to be Presented

Burlington, VT – Mayor Miro Weinberger today announced and encouraged public attendance at the upcoming “Celebrate Burlington” event to be held this Monday, September 22 from 5:30-7:00 pm at Burlington City Arts, 135 Church Street, with a formal proclamation to follow at the City Council meeting in Contois Auditorium, City Hall. The City of Burlington will continue its annual tradition of recognizing staff and community members who help us build stronger, safer communities, advance our sustainability goals, and promote the arts in our civic life.

“This event is a special opportunity to celebrate the neighbors, community partners, and City staff who make Burlington a great place to live, work, and play,” said Mayor Weinberger.  “I look forward to congratulating our honorees who have contributed significantly to the fabric of our community.  It is particularly poignant that we will pay special tribute to Senator Sally Fox, who was a committed CEDO staff member with a great passion for giving a hand to those who needed it most.”

The “Celebrate Burlington” event will feature an evening of food, fun, and awards, as well as recognition of the important work done to keep our community safe, vibrant, and green. This year is the first time the Herb Bloomenthal Award for Community Activism, Peter Clavelle Award for Sustainability, Herb Lockwood Award for the Arts, and Ken Schatz Award for Community Justice will be presented and celebrated together.

The event also will include remarks from Mayor Weinberger, City Council President Joan Shannon, award nominators, and awardees. Attendees are invited to remain for the formal proclamation reading at the City Council meeting, beginning at 7:00 pm in City Hall’s Contois Auditorium.

 

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Press Release Date: 
09/18/2014
City Department: 
Mayor's Office