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Mayor declares Municipal Awareness Week in Amherst

Mayor David Kogon has proclaimed Nov. 19-23 as Municipal Awareness Week in the Town of Amherst.

“Municipal government plays a vital role in providing services that enhance the quality of life for its citizens,” Kogon said, while signing the proclamation on Nov. 16. “Dedicated mayors, wardens, councillors and staff are essential for an active community. Active communities also require citizen involvement in order to be successful.

“In Amherst, we are fortunate that we have a council that works hard for the town’s citizens. Working equally hard is our town staff, who often go above and beyond to ensure the services we offer our citizens are top-notch. The town is also fortunate in that we have dozens of volunteers actively working for the benefit of this community.Municipal awareness proclamation 2018 B

“Together, we are making Amherst a great place to live, work and play.”

The mayor added that declaring the week Municipal Awareness Week was fitting and proper as it was a way to “recognize and encourage the contribution of all who work diligently for the improvement or our town.”

Kogon urged residents to participate in Municipal Awareness Week by attending the November committee of the whole meeting, which his being held at town hall on Nov. 19 at 4 p.m.

“Attending the meeting would give residents an insight into how municipal government works and the issues we are facing,” the mayor said.