June 1, 2017

Great Outdoors Month

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, Alabama is blessed with outstanding opportunities for safe and healthy fun in the great outdoors. We enjoy our natural splendors in the company of family and in the company of old and new friends; and WHEREAS, our kids today spend an average of
June 1, 2017

Grandparent Alienation Awareness Day

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, strong family relationships constitute the very foundation of our community; and WHEREAS, alienation is a term used to describe any number of behaviors and attitudes on the part of one or both parents, designed to interfere, damage or destroy the relationship between a
June 1, 2017

Gastroschisis Awareness Day

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, there are one in 2229 individuals born with Gastroschisis in the United States, and roughly the same number born in Alabama annually; and WHEREAS, many Americans living with Gastroschisis have serious and debilitating conditions that have a significant impact on their lives including,
June 1, 2017

Arthrogryposis Awareness Day

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC) is a condition that causes many joints to be stiff and crooked at birth. A newborn with Arthrogryposis lacks the normal range of motion in one or more joints. This condition develops prenatally and can be caused by an
June 1, 2017

American Eagle Day

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, the Bald Eagle was designated as the U.S.A’s National Emblem on June 20, 1782 by our country’s founding fathers at the Second Continental Congress; and WHEREAS, the bald eagle is unique to North America and represents such American values and attributes as freedom,
June 1, 2017

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month & Paint the Town Purple for Alzheimer’s Week

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, as many as five million Americans, including more than 90,000 Alabamians, are living with Alzheimer’s disease and that number grows every 66 seconds; and WHEREAS, Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and the only leading cause of
June 1, 2017

Alabama Pollinator Week

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, Pollinator Week is in its tenth year and has grown into an international celebration; and WHEREAS, the City of Auburn and the Auburn University College of Agriculture will be hosting Bee Auburn, a celebration of pollinators and their impact on our history, culture,
June 1, 2017

50th Anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem Day

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, June 7, 2017 is the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem and the national commemoration includes live coordinated events from our nation’s capital and in Jerusalem with U.S. and Israeli dignitaries; and WHEREAS, Alabama has a long history of strong support for
Governor Ivey Announces Christopher Blankenship as Acting Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources
June 1, 2017

Governor Ivey Announces Christopher Blankenship as Acting Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has named Christopher Blankenship as Acting Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. “Chris Blankenship has more than two decades of experience at the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. I know he will do an excellent job leading this agency,” Governor