City council makes presentations, proclamations and appointments

By Luke Putvin

The Lynnwood City Council brought forth one presentation, two proclamations and two commission appointments at its May 28 business session.

First, Lynn Sordel, Director of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts, gave a presentation to thank the Park and Recreation volunteers. “We have had collectively over 1,000 hours of volunteering this year,” Sordel said. Among those Sordel thanked were Alderwood Garden Club, Cub Scout Pack 331, Experience Momentum, Global Peace Foundation, Verity Credit Union, Boy Scout Troop 312 and Girl Scout Troop 41246.

Council Vice President Christine Frizzell read the proclamation for International Water Safety Day, which was May 15. “In 2015, an estimated 360,000 people died from drowning, and drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional injury-related death, accounting for 7 percent of all injury-related deaths,” she said. She presented the proclamation to Director Sordel and Andrea Robertson, Aquatics. Robertson said that the Lynnwood Rec Center will host the World’s Largest Swim Lesson, 4 to 7 p.m. on June.

Councilmember Shirley Sutton presented the proclamation for LGBT Pride Month. “During the month of June, LGBT celebrations are held throughout our country and encourage residents to honor the history of the fight for equality, celebrate the distance come, and recognize how far there is yet to go,” Sutton said. There to receive the proclamation were Christin Cummings, Trans Community Advocate, and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission.

The city council appointed Barry Miller to the Arts Commission and Vanessa Villavicencio to the Human Services Commission.

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