Monday, April 29, 2019

Commissioners Adopt Proclamations in Public Hearing April 29, 2019

April 29, 2019—The Board of Mesa County Commissioners adopted three proclamations (Bike to Work Day, Sharefest Weekend and Mental Health Awareness Month) in public hearing today to help share awareness.

Commissioners proclaimed May 8, 2019, as Bike to Work Day in Mesa County. From left, Commissioner Scott McInnis, Commissioner John Justman, Health Promotion Specialist Kelsey Fife, and Commissioner Rose Pugliese. 
Bike to Work Day is an opportunity to encourage cycling enthusiasts and novices to experience the fun and freedom of safely riding a bike to work, school, on errands, or for recreation.

Healthy Mesa County, along with local governments, and other sponsors throughout Mesa County, has scheduled numerous community bicycling activities and are promoting bicycling as a healthy leisure activity as well as an environmentally-friendly alternative to the automobile.

Sharefest Weekend in the Grand Valley is May 4 & 5, 2019. Debe Colby, center, with First Presbyterian Church, accepted the Sharefest Proclamation alongside other community members participating in Sharefest Weekend. Employees from five local Starbucks locations also came to accept the proclamation.
Sharefest Weekend in the Grand Valley is May 4 & 5, 2019. Thirty-two churches and other community organizations are coming together to serve the people of Mesa County. The Board encourages all citizens to participate by finding helpful ways to help their community on Sharefest Weekend and throughout the year. 

Thirty-two churches and other community organizations are coming together to serve the people of Mesa County. From left, Debe Colby, Director of Outreach at First Presbyterian Church, Vicki McGee and Jim Hale speak to the Board about Sharefest Weekend.
To increase public awareness of mental illness, and to promote greater understanding for those who suffer from these disorders, the Board of Mesa County Commissioners has proclaimed May as Mental Health Awareness Month in Mesa County. 

The Board of Mesa County Commissioners proclaimed May as Mental Health Awareness Month in Mesa County. From left, Commissioner John Justman, Executive Director for Voices of Awareness Andrea Thomas, Commissioner Rose Pugliese, D'Ann Hopkins, and Commissioner Scott McInnis.
Mental Health is essential to everyone's overall physical health and emotional well-being and strikes one in five adults in a given year.

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