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October 18, 2005 > Newark City Council Meeting

Newark City Council Meeting

Thursday, October 13, 2005

by Susana Nuñez

Presentations and Proclamations
This week, a new city employee was introduced to Newark. Recently hired Administrative Support Specialist II, Candi Jackson, was introduced to the council and the Newark community. Firefighter Brian Stewart was commended and recognized as the 2005 Firefighter of the Year. Stewart had also been honored as the 2005 Paramedic of the Year just a few short months ago and the Newark Optimist Club has also commended him for his dedication and efforts.

The week of October 9 - 15 has been proclaimed as Fire Prevention Week. In addition, Newark's new Fire Station 1 on Thornton Boulevard will be holding its open house on October 29. The month of October has also been proclaimed as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Newark, and October 21 as National Mammography Day. Councilmember Freitas and Councilmember Johnson are both cancer survivors and are strong supporters of cancer awareness. The council also proclaimed October as National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, as it has been for more than 20 years. Reed and Claudia Sladen and their children were present to accept the proclamation.

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