Mayor Steve Adler
Located in Central Texas on the eastern edge of the American Southwest, Austin is the capital of the state of Texas, the Lone Star State. The city dates back to the 1830s, when the first Anglo-American settlers arrived in the area, then part of Mexico. In 1837, settlers founded the village of Waterloo on the banks of the Colorado River, the first permanent settlement in the area. By 1839, Waterloo would adopt the name Austin and the frontier town would become the capital of the Republic of Texas. The City is named for Stephen F. Austin, the “Father of Texas.”
Be it known that,
Whereas, Civility reduces rudeness, ridicule, and lack of respect for the open exchange of ideas; and
Whereas, Civility improves our well-being, restores trust, and encourages Americans to participate in building a brighter fiture for generations to come; and
Whereas, Civility assists in the process of working together to create lasting solutions to our most pressing challenges, while fostering respect among opposing groups; and
Whereas, Community members should feel comfortable and respected while exploring worldviews outside their own;
Now, Therefore, I, Steve Adler, Mayor of the City of Austin, Texas, do hereby proclaim May 2017 as Revive Civility Month in Austin.