June 5, 2017 - In This Issue:
A Message From Mayor Steve Noble:
Dear Friends,

Last week, President Trump announced that he would be withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. I recently submitted a communication to the Common Council to discuss this matter. In it, I stated that as Mayor of the City of Kingston, as a former environmental educator, as a resident of the United States, as an inhabitant of this earth, and above all, as a father, I cannot agree with the President's decision. Our children's future will be irreparably harmed if we fail to care for our natural resources, acknowledge that climate change is real, and do something productive to address and reduce further damage.
As per our Climate Action Plan ( found here):
"The City of Kingston recognizes that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from human activity are catalyzing profound changes in climate and weather, the consequences of which pose substantial risks to the future health, well-being, and prosperity of the community."
I want you all to know that my administration remains steadfast in its commitment to achieving the goals set forth in our Climate Action Plan, that we will continue to serve as a model of sustainability and resilience, and that we will honor and uphold the commitments of the Paris Climate Agreement. In addition, I am pleased to join what is now hundreds of Mayors across the nation participating in the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda. I think that we can all agree that our children's future is too important to step away from these efforts in any way.

Here is some information about Climate Smart Kingston and Kingston's Conservation Advisory Council. Get involved today. We are all in this together. 

Our Youth & Law Enforcement
Monday, June 5th

Forsyth Nature Center Birthday Party
Save the Date: Thursday, June 8th
Kingston Kayak Festival
Save the Date: Saturday, June 10th

Lead Poisoning Prevention in Old Homes & Kingston's Residential Rehab Program
Save the Date: Tuesday, June 13th
12th Annual Midtown Make a Difference Day
Save the Date: Saturday, June 17th
Join us for the 12th Annual Midtown Make a Difference Day on Saturday, June 17th, 11:00am-3:00pm on Franklin St. (between Broadway and Prospect St.) This FREE event brings together families, friends and neighbors for a day of community celebration, children's activities, music, food, community resources and more!

Brought to you by: City of Kingston and Kingston Parks and Recreation Department; Rose Women's Care Service; Kingston Cares/Family of Woodstock, Inc.; Ulster BOCES;  UlsterCorps; Center for Creative Education; Go Beyond Greatness; Midtown Rising; and the Kingston Library.

This is event is free to the public, thanks to our sponsors, including the HealthAlliance Hospitals, members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth).

This year's event is being held in memory of Sandra Thompson-Hopgood, co-founder of Midtown Make a Difference Day and long-time community activist.

For more information, contact Megan Weiss-Rowe at mweiss@kingston-ny.gov or at 845-334-3964. To register a not-for-profit or community group as an exhibitor, complete the registration form here.

Mayor Steve Noble and City of Kingston Environmental Education and Sustainability Coordinator Julie Noble honored at Woodstock Land Conservancy's (WLC) annual Vernal Fling 

Mayor Steve Noble and Julie Noble were recognized on May 27th at the Woodstock Land Conservancy's (WLC) annual Vernal Fling for their commitment to the environment as long-time environmental educators and sustainability advocates in the City of Kingston, as well as the Mayor's leadership role in co-founding the Kingston Land Trust and Julie's service as Chair of the City's Conservation Advisory Council. 

Read the entire press release from the WLC here  and check out the video about the honorees below. Learn more about the Woodstock Land Conservancy at: www.woodstocklandconservancy.org 

Vernal Fling 2017

2017 Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade

Despite the rain, the City of Kingston commemorated Memorial Day with a ceremony indoors in City Hall's Common Council Chambers and a parade immediately afterwards. Thank you to the Kingston Veterans Association for coordinating these activities and all of the individuals and groups who participated in or attended this important event. 

Video of 2017 Memorial Day Ceremony Provided by The Kingston News
Video of 2017 Memorial Day Ceremony Provided by:
The Kingston News

Upcoming Municipal Meetings

Monday, June 5th 
Finance and Audit Committee Special Meeting
City Hall, Conference Room #1

Common Council Caucus
City Hall, Conference Room #1

Tuesday, June 6th 
Common Council Meeting
City Hall, Common Council Chambers

Wednesday, June 7th
Pike Plan Commission
Best Western Plus

Thursday, June 8th
Arts Commission
City Hall, Conference Room #1

Laws and Rules Public Hearing
City Hall, Common Council Chambers

Friday, June 9th
No meetings scheduled at this time.

To stay up to date on all municipal meetings each month, check out our monthly calendar here.  Most meeting agendas and minutes can be found here.
Kingston Happenings
The City of Kingston often receives requests to share upcoming events happening in our community. Our partners at 
KingstonHappenings.org  do an excellent job of centralizing this community information. So while our website is the best resource to gain information about City of Kingston sponsored events and important municipal information, Kingston Happenings can give you a greater preview of community events. Check them out today!
Sent on behalf of:
Mayor Steven T. Noble

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