Mayor's Proclamation

Proclamation
Office of the Mayor
City of Beaverton
Artist drawing chalk portrait of Native American youth in ceremonial garments.
WHEREAS, the month of October has been recognized as National Arts and Humanities Month by thousands of arts and cultural organizations, communities and states across the country, as well as by the White House and Congress for more than two decades; and
WHEREAS, the arts and humanities create communities that are healthy, vibrant and inclusive; and
WHEREAS, the arts and humanities represent our community's diverse cultures and heritage; and
WHEREAS, the arts and humanities play a unique role in the lives of our families, our communities, and our country; and
WHEREAS, the nonprofit arts industry also strengthens our economy by generating $135.2 billion in total economic activity annually and by supporting the full-time equivalent of 4.13 million jobs; and
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Denny Doyle, Mayor of the City of Beaverton, Oregon, do hereby proclaim the month of October 2015, as:
NATIONAL ARTS & HUMANITIES MONTH
in the City of Beaverton and call upon the citizens of
Beaverton to participate, promote, and
celebrate arts and culture throughout the month.
Members of Portland Taiko performing at Ten Tiny Dances event.
Woman drawing plein air pastel portrait during Quick Draw at under tree at Beaverton Library.
Audience pic with members of the The Beatniks during summer concert at The Round.