For more information, or to request a Mayoral Proclamation or Acknowledgement, click here. Click on the hyperlinks listed after each date to view the actual proclamation.
At the July 5, 2017 City Council meeting, Mayor Isgro proclaimed the month of September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Waterville in honor of 10 year old Hailey Steward. Hailey is a Maine native who has been fighting Leukemia for the past 5 years and learned in April that she is terminal. Hailey and her mother have spearheaded a Go Gold Maine Do It program to do everything possible to help families like theirs through the hardest part of their journey with Childhood Cancer. To learn more about Hailey’s story and Go Gold Maine, please visit: www.facebook.com/gogoldjustdoit or www.facebook.com/haileys.journey
June 6, 2017: In Appreciation to Trudy Lovely
In recognition and appreciation of Trudy Lovely’s 32 year tenure as Superintendent of the Pine Grove Cemetery, Mayor Nick Isgro and the City Council expressed their thanks and best wishes for her retirement.
May 31, 2017: Proclaiming National Trails Day in Waterville
Mayor Isgro proclaimed Saturday, June 3, 2017 as National Trails Day and urged citizens to participate in a National Trails Day event or recreate at a park or trail on Saturday, June 3.
The City of Kotlas, Russia, Sister City to Waterville, celebrated the 100th anniversary of their founding June 10-12, 2017. A delegation from Waterville’s Kotlas Connection group travelled to Russia for the celebration and presented congratulatory letters, Mayoral Proclamations, and gifts to Mayor Andrei Bralnin and the citizens of Kotlas.
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May 2, 2017: Proclaiming National Nursing Home Week in Waterville
Mayor Isgro proclaimed the week May 14-20, 2017, as National Nursing Home Week and participated in celebrations at the Elks Lodge on Thursday, May 18th.
April 18, 2017: Proclaiming Waterville Public Library Love Day
Mayor Isgro proclaimed April 26, 2017, Waterville Public Library Love Day and urged the City’s residents and visitors to fully enjoy and avail themselves of the many resources and opportunities offered by the Library.
November 15, 2016: Proclaiming Small Business Saturday
Mayor Isgro proclaimed Saturday, November 26, 2016, Small Business Saturday in recognition of our local small businesses and the contributions they make to our local economy and community. Shop Small and Small Business Saturday are part of an annual, nationwide effort to encourage consumers to shop local on the Saturday immediately following Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Small Business Saturday is celebrated annually in downtown Waterville. Click on the hyperlink above to view the proclamation.
September 6, 2016: Proclaiming Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month
Mayor Nick Isgro proclaimed the month of September as Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month in the City of Waterville. Residents are urged to become informed and involved in the fight to eradicate this serious disease. The proclamation was signed at the City Council meeting. Click on the hyperlink above to view the proclamation.
April 23, 2016: Proclaiming Fran Purnell Day
On Saturday, April 23, 2016, over 300 people gathered at Purnell Field to honor Fran Purnell: Waterville’s Champion of Youth Baseball for Everyone! He, along with his family and numerous volunteers, spent the last 45 years coaching, developing the field, and providing leadership for Little League, Cal Ripken & Challenger Baseball programs for youth & adults with disabilities, which he started in 1990. Mayor Nick Isgro, Councilor Sydney Mayhew, AYC CEO Ken Walsh, and 150 youth baseball players & Challenger participants presented Fran Purnell with a plaque commemorating his years of service to Waterville Baseball; over 300 people were on hand.
April 5, 2016: Proclaiming Waterville’s 2016 Spirit of America Volunteers of the Year
At the April 5th City Council meeting the City of Waterville endorsed the volunteers of the Waterville Area Food Bank as the 2016 Spirit of America Volunteers of the Year. This is an annual award for noteworthy and commendable community service. The winners are also recognized at the State level with a ceremony in the Hall of Flags. Click on the hyperlink above to view the proclamation.
Prior winners include: 2015 – Arthur & Connie Turmelle; 2014 – Earl & Annette Rancourt; 2013 – Paul Mitchell; 2012 – Kim & David Hallee; 2011 – Gilman Pelletier; 2010 – John Koons; 2009 – Lauren Sterling; 2008 – Peter Joseph; 2007 – Sacred Heart Soup Kitchen.
March 15, 2016: Mayoral Proclamation for Child Abuse & Neglect Awareness
On Wednesday, April 6th, Mayor Nick Isgro read this proclamation at the annual Vigil in Castonguay Square. Each year, the City of Waterville proclaims the month of April as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month. Residents are urged to recognize this month and dedicate themselves to improving the quality of life for our children. Click on the hyperlink above to view the proclamation.
December 30, 2015: Mayoral Proclamation for Sharon Abrams Day
On December 30th Mayor Isgro attended a retirement party for the outgoing Executive Director of The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers, Sharon Abrams. Sharon had been executive director for 23 years and worked at the Children’s Home for more than 40 years, starting as the first teacher at the Teen Parent School program in 1973. Her contributions to the organization were outstanding and included overseeing the organization’s transition from a small building on Gilman Street to its current campus on Silver Street, the building of the Teen Parent School program and the forging of its relationship with the Waterville school district, and achieving an international Hague accreditation for the adoption program. Growth of the Christmas program, which distributes gifts and clothing to economically disadvantaged children throughout Maine, also occurred under Abrams’ leadership. Click on the hyperlink above to view the proclamation.
November 4, 2015: Mayoral Proclamation for Small Business Saturday.
Mayor Isgro proclaimed Saturday, November 28, 2015, Small Business Saturday in recognition of our local small businesses and the contributions they make to our local economy and community. Shop Small and Small Business Saturday are part of an annual, nationwide effort to encourage consumers to shop local on the Saturday immediately following Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Small Business Saturday is celebrated annually in downtown Waterville. Click on the hyperlink above to view the proclamation.
October 20, 2015: Mayoral Proclamation Recognizing 25 Years of Evening Sandwich Program
Mayor Isgro presented a Mayoral Proclamation to Sue Morrill and Connie and Ray Winship in recognition of 25 years of the volunteer Evening Sandwich Program at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Waterville. This program began a quarter of a century ago in 1990 with only 7 people served the first evening. It is now customary for 200-300 meals per evening to be served, with a mind-boggling 500,000+ meals served since the program began! The City of Waterville is truly grateful for the important work of the Evening Sandwich Program, its volunteers, and its supporters, for improving the quality of life for so many of the city’s residents. We encourage residents to recognize the positive impact of this program in our City, to thank those who volunteer, and to continue to give back to the community. Click on the hyperlink above to view the proclamation.
August 18, 2015: Proclaiming the Rededication of the Thayer Memorial Bridge
At the August 18, 2015, City Council Meeting, Mayor Nick Isgro proclaimed that, in honor of the later former Mayor L. Eugene Thayer, and in recognition of his service to the community, the City will formally rededicate the bridge on Gilman Street as the Thayer Memorial Bridge on the 81st anniversary of the original dedication. In 1934 the City Council voted to change the name of the then Gilman Street Bridge to the Thayer Memorial Bridge in recognition of Mayor Thayer. However, the plaque that had been installed to commemorate this dedication was later removed and disappeared from public awareness only to resurface earlier this year. The rededication ceremony took place on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Click on the hyperlink above to view the proclamation.
June 23, 2015: 25 Year Anniversary of Sister City Connection
In celebration of the 25 Year Anniversary of the friendship of the Waterville, Maine & Kotlas, Russia Sister City Connection, Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro welcomed Kotlas Mayor Andrey Bralnin and his delegation to Waterville on Tuesday, June 30. Mayor Bralnin was presented with a Mayoral proclamation and gifts from the City. Click on the hyperlink above to view the proclamation.