Mayor Usha Reddi
Known as the Little Apple, Manhattan is nestled in the heart of the scenic Flint Hills of Kansas. First settled in 1855, Manhattan was incorporated in 1857 and now encompasses approximately 18 square miles. The community of approximately 55,000 serves a three-county, 130,000-population regional area as a leader in education, trade, health care, entertainment, culture and communication.
Manhattan has been recognized on the following lists for its quality of life:
- No. 1 on a list of best Town-Gown Relationships (The Princeton Review)
- One of the Top 10 Places to Retire (Money Magazine)
- No. 3 on a list of Best Small Places for Business and Careers (Forbes)
- One of the Top 50 College Towns in America (Best College Reviews)
- Top 10 Best Places to Retire Young (CNN Money)
- Top 100 Places to Live in America (Livability
Whereas, civility offers an essential foundation for the open exchange of ideas; and
Whereas, cilvity, while not incompatible with negative judgements or disapproval, maintains inclusive conversation and discourages the degrading of others; and
Whereas, civic life is invigorated when public communication features debate and deliberation informed by the ethics of civility; and
Whereas, a community profits from the collective decisions and habits of residents who are mindful of reciprocal respect for deverse ideas, needs and identity;
Now, therefore, I, Usha Reddi, Mayor of the City of Manhattan, Kansas, do hereby proclain the week of April 10-14, 2017 to be Chamioning Civility Week, and encourage all community and campus members to actively promote and support civility by participating in the week's activities, and ask all Manhattan residents and University members to engage in divil dialogue and deliberation throughout the year.