Seaside’s Mayor Jay Barber and City Council honored Hispanic heritage on Monday, Sept. 24, with a proclamation in support of National Heritage Month.
“Whereas the United States has always drawn its strength of a diverse people,” council vice president Tita Montero said in reading the proclamation, “Hispanic Month is a time to recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States.”
With a “significant segment” of the more than 37,000 people living in Clatsop County, the city called on public officials, educators and residents to observe this month with ceremonies, activities and programs celebrating the generations of Hispanic and Latino Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation.
Minerva Moulin, representing the Hispanic community, thanked the city for the recognition. “We’d like to do more events next year, more celebrations, and you are invited.”
“What a rich resource we have,” Barber said. “Thank you for being part of our community. You enrich us.”