Clinton Mayor Scott Maddasion has proclaimed the city to be a peaceful community, with a theme of “Living Peace 365” in response to a request submitted by the Clinton Peace Coalition along with several other community organizations. The “Living Peace 365” campaign was initiated by the Clinton Peace Coalition to encourage a commitment to peace within the city of Clinton and beyond.
Mardell Mommsen Flippen of the Clinton Peace Coalition says, “We are thrilled to have the support of the City Council for the efforts to promote peace in our community. It contributes to the momentum we have got going and is an important step toward achieving the goal of embracing diversity and harmony for all.”
The proclamation was read by Clinton Peace Coalition member Bethany Barelman at a Clinton City Council meeting on March 8th at the City Hall. Representatives were also on hand from many of the other community organizations involved in the campaign, including the MLK, Jr. Celebration team, Clinton County Sherriff’s Department, Clinton Police Department, Clinton Fire Department, YWCA Racial Justice Hallmark Committee, Clinton Community College Diversity Team, Clinton Parks and Recreation Department, and several area churches.
The Clinton Peace Coalition has plans to continue the collaboration with area organizations and businesses with a goal of holding peace-related events each month throughout the year to help live out the theme of ‘Living Peace 365’.
The Clinton Peace Coalition meets on the first Wednesday of each month, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Corner Deli, 246 Fifth Avenue South in Clinton. All are welcome to attend. Area residents are also invited to the monthly YWCA Racial Justice Hallmark committee meetings on the first Thursday of each month, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the YWCA, 317 Seventh Avenue South in Clinton.
The mission of the Clinton Peace Coalition is to promote a holistic approach to a peaceful lifestyle through the education, collaboration, and cooperation of individuals, families, and the organizations and agencies of the Clinton community. The Clinton Peace Coalition is comprised of representatives from Clinton Community College, YWCA Clinton, Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton Parks & Recreation, and Clinton Community School District Diversity Committee, along with individuals from area communities for whom the promotion of peace is a passion.
For more information about the Clinton Peace Coalition, please contact Mardell Mommsen Flippen at Clinton Community College at 563-244-7006.