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Agenda Item - 2022-05-03 - Number 5.3 - Proclamation - Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 5.3 p´┐ŻlA E0 . V4- GREGON-\ U5-) Office of the ,Mayor, City of.cake Oswego Asian American, Native ffawaiian and cPac f c Islander fferitage 171 onth WHEREAS, the Federal Asian Pacific American Council's theme for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month in May has been announced to be "Advancing Leaders Through Collaboration"; and WHEREAS, members of the AANHPI community serve as leaders in science, medicine, local and national governments, and in Lake Oswego's societal fabric as a whole; and WHEREAS, it is our responsibility as a City to value, acknowledge, and keep alive the memories, accomplishments and plights that people of the AANHPI community have both lived and still experience; and WHEREAS, standing for the rights and inclusion of minority populations is the duty of all peoples, both in and out of Lake Oswego; and WHEREAS, the City of Lake Oswego pledges to celebrate and preserve the cultural traditions and civil rights of our AANHPI community members through ongoing work in our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Board, as well as collaboration with those who strive to make a more equitable community for this and all other peoples of underserved groups; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the Lake Oswego City Council, proclaim May, 2022 as Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. I know, with confidence, that the people of the City of Lake Oswego will join their fellow residents across the nation in participating in this special observance. Joseph M. Buck, Mayor May 3, 2022