Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Council Notes: It's Spring Banner Time, Organ Donors, and Long Service Award

For the last few years, Langley City has put out a "call for artists" to design our street banners. The City will install Sichen Grace Chen's designed banners throughout Downtown Langley this spring.

Sichen Grace Chen with Langley City Council during her banner presentation. Select the image to enlarge.

Ms. Chen's banner design includes elements of spring flowers, active transportation, and arts, which she said represents Langley City.

The City paid her $1,000 for the banner design, and these spring banners will be installed starting today.

Later in the meeting, Council presented our Chief Administrative Officer with a 30-year long service award, which he received from the International City/Country Management Association.

Council received a late request from the Canadian Transplant Association to appear at an upcoming Council meeting to ask Council to proclaim April 7th as Green Shirt Day in Langley City. Our next Council meeting is on April 8th, so we mentioned this at yesterday's meeting.

Green Shirt Day is "in honour of the Logan Boulet Effect, in support of organ donor awareness and registration across Canada."

As Langley City Council doesn't make proclamations by policy, Councillor Albrecht suggests that City Staff inform the Association to submit a request to light Douglas Park Spirit Square green.

A friend of mine's life was saved due to a transplant. It is super easy to become an organ donor. You can register at https://register.transplant.bc.ca/

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