Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm
Reporter – News Analyst
June 13, 2018 11:00 a.m.
Week of June 10-16, 2018 proclaimed National Flag Week; June 14 proclaimed National Flag Day
Citing the Continental Congress’ adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the republic on June 14, 1777, Fernandina Beach Mayor John Miller reminded the audience of its place and importance throughout American History. Cara Curtin accepted the proclamation on behalf of the Amelia Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Week of June 4-8, 2018 – Code Enforcement Week
City Code Enforcement Manager Michelle Forstrom and Code Enforcement Officer George “Chip” Wells accepted a proclamation from Mayor Miller recognizing Code Enforcement Officers and staff for providing for the safety, health and welfare of the citizens through the enforcement of building, zoning, housing, business, resort rental, environmental and other codes and Ordinances. In accepting the proclamation, Forstrom thanked the City Commission and explained how city Code Enforcement informally works with residents in attempting to achieve compliance before resorting to citations and fines.
The Fernandina Beach City Commission appointed:
- Christine Harmon – Code Enforcement and Appeals Board
- Fran Shea – Arts and Culture Nassau