Mayor Signs Three Proclamations This Week

Library Card Sign-up Month
Mayor Brett Barker signed the “Library Card Sign-up Month” proclamation this week. If you do not have a Nevada Public Library Card, this is a great week to sign up for one!
WHEREAS, libraries and librarians play a crucial role in the education and development of children; and
WHEREAS, librarians are literacy experts, offering everything from preschool story hours to summer reading clubs that sustain school-year learning; and
WHEREAS, libraries provide a learning environment that fosters joyful exploration, encouraging students to research subjects that they are genuinely curious about; and
WHEREAS, librarians create welcoming and inclusive spaces for people of all backgrounds to learn together and engage with one another; and
WHEREAS, librarians provide a variety of books and resources to serve everyone in the community, making knowledge and ideas available so that people have the freedom to choose what to read; and
WHEREAS, a library card empowers all people to pursue their dreams, explore new passions and interests, and find their voice; and
WHEREAS, libraries are constantly transforming to deliver new services that connect closely with community needs, even during a pandemic; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Brett Barker, Mayor of the City of Nevada, IA, do hereby proclaim
September, 2022 as Library Card Sign-up Month
I, Mayor Brett Barker, encourage everyone to sign up for their own library card today.
National Clean Energy Week
Nevada Mayor Brett Barker has signed a proclamation for National Clean Energy Week to be observed this week in Nevada.
WHEREAS, across Nevada, clean and readily abundant forms of energy power more homes and businesses than ever before; and
WHEREAS, clean energy is part of Iowa’s energy future. It includes generation from renewable sources such as wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal sources, but it also includes nuclear, natural gas, and carbon capture technologies as well as energy storage; and
WHEREAS, the clean energy sector is a growing part of the economy and has been a key driver of growth in Iowa in recent years, with over 28,000 Iowans currently employed in the clean energy sector; and
WHEREAS, Iowa is the nation’s largest fuel ethanol and biodiesel producer, accounting for one-fourth of U.S. fuel ethanol production capacity and one-fifth of biodiesel manufacturing capacity; and
WHEREAS, Nevada is becoming a national leader in renewable natural gas as local innovative start-ups develop the promising fuel here in Story County; and
WHEREAS, clean energy jobs cannot be outsourced due to the on-site nature of construction, installation, and maintenance. These jobs are inherently local and contribute to the growth of local economies; and
WHEREAS, as our country celebrates National Clean Energy Week, I encourage individuals and organizations in Iowa to support commonsense solutions to address America’s economic and energy needs in the 21st century. I also encourage Nevada to continue implementing the cleanest, lowest-emitting energy technologies available; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Brett Barker, Mayor of the City of Nevada, Iowa, do hereby proclaim September 26-30, 2022 as
NATIONAL CLEAN ENERGY WEEK
I, Mayor Brett Barker, commend this observance to all of our citizens of Nevada.
CROP Walk Day
Mayor Brett Barker signed a proclamation proclaiming October 2, 2022, as CROP Walk Day in the City of Nevada, IA. Please consider making plans to be part of this upcoming event.
WHEREAS, The Crop project began in 1947 when farmers were asked to donate food and seed crops to our hungry neighbors in post-World War II Europe and Asia. The first CROP Hunger Walks took place in North Dakota and Pennsylvania. Since then, CROP Hunger Walk events have been held across the globe raising millions of dollars to eradicate hunger and poverty; and
WHEREAS, CROP Hunger Walks are community-based walk fundraising events created to support the global mission of Church World Service, a faith-based organization transforming communities around the globe through just and sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster. Following each CROP Hunger Walk, 25% of the funds raised are returned to the host community to support local hunger fighting efforts; and
WHEREAS, Ames was host to the first Story County Walk 50 years ago in 1972, and organizers were looking to re-invigorate communities and bring back a greater Story County Walk. The Nevada community has been very active in the Walks in years past, thanks to the leadership from the local church community; and
WHEREAS, SCORE Pavilion in Nevada will be the headquarters for Nevada’s CROP Hunger Walk. After a nearly four-year hiatus, participants will once again be called upon to help raise funds by collecting donations; seventy-five percent of those funds will go directly toward the worldwide fight of hunger; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Brett Barker, Mayor of the City of Nevada, IA, do hereby proclaim October 2, 2022 as
CROP Walk Day.
I, Mayor Brett Barker, urge our citizens to support this CROP Hunger Walk. Hunger is one of the greatest injustices facing our world, but it doesn’t have to be. Ending hunger is possible in our lifetime, and you can help make it happen by participating in your local CROP Hunger Walk to raise funds that will take us closer to ending hunger.
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