Two proclamations commemorating the month of October, 2021 were announced during the regular City Council Meeting on Thursday, October 14:
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Mayor Don Stose recognized the Pink Lemonade Project, a local organization that works to educate, empower and support those affected by breast cancer, and the Pink Patch Project*, a public awareness campaign the Ridgefield Police Department participates in each year to raise money for the Pink Lemonade Project. He then proclaimed October, 2021 “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” and encouraged all residents to work to increase cancer screenings in Ridgefield and support those who have battled this disease.
Disability Employment Awareness Month: Mayor Don Stose recognized Rosauers Supermarkets for receiving the Large Employer of the Year Award from the Clark County Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board for promoting equitable employment opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Stose then proclaimed October, 2021 as “Disability Employment Awareness Month” and encouraged all employers to take action now to support the hiring, retention and promotion of employees with disabilities; and ask residents to help create a community where people with disabilities are supported and accepted for who they are.
You can read the proclamations and view all proclamations on the City website: https://ridgefieldwa.us/government/city-departments/city-clerk/proclamations/
*2021 is the Ridgefield Police Department’s 4th year participating in the Pink Patch Project. The limited edition 2021 patches are available for sale to the community for $10 each to raise money for the Pink Lemonade Project. Patches may be purchased at the Ridgefield Police Department, Ridgefield Hardware, Lava Java, Brewed Awakenings Ridgefield, and Taps Beer Reserve. Patches may also be purchased by mail: Ridgefield Police Department, PO Box 546, Ridgefield, WA 98642. If requesting a patch by mail, please include an additional $1 for postage, or provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope.