Whereas; small cities and towns under 50,000 population are the home to millions of Americans and constitute the vast majority of municipalities across the United States; and
Whereas; small cities and towns strive to strengthen their communities through the provision of services and programs to improve the quality of life for all citizens; and
Whereas; the Imperial Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce is an essential partner in the success of small cities and towns, and must be encouraged to continue to support programs that strengthen small communities; and
Whereas; organizations, businesses, and citizens are partners in the success of small cities and towns, and must be encouraged to continue to grow their efforts to make small communities a viable choice for people to live in; and
Whereas; during these challenging economic times, the need for a renewed municipalities partnership to support essential public services is more important than ever to ensure the safety and growth of small town America; and
Whereas; The Imperial Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to serving Imperial Valley businesses and promoting community prosperity through advocacy economic development, connectivity, and business education.
Whereas; the Mayor and the City Council of the City of Westmorland have declared September 2021 as Imperial Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Month;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ana Beltran, Mayor of the City of Westmorland, State of California, do hereby proclaim September, 2021 as “Imperial Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Month” in the City of Westmorland, and encourages President Biden, Congress, state governments, organizations, businesses, and all citizens to recognize this event, and to work together this month and throughout the year to invest in small cities and towns to better the lives of all citizens.
Ana Beltran, Mayor
Darlene Berber, City Clerk