City proclaims October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Lynnwood City Council, Mayor, City Staff, and staff members of the YWCA of King and Snohomish County gather to proclaim October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Earlier this week, Lynnwood’s Mayor Don Gough, and City Councilmembers unanimously approved a proclamation recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The city is partnering with the YWCA of King and Snohomish County to raise awareness in thecommunity about the negative impacts domestic violence has on the community.

Hundreds of children from all around Snohomish County created special flags, which are hung at the Lynnwood Recreation Center. The artists were inspired by the book Hands Are Not For Hitting, Hands Are For… Their artwork and messages will be on display through Sunday, Oct. 20.

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The Lynnwood Police Guild has donating purple light bulbs for distribution at the Lynnwood Recreation Center. The community is urged to display “purple light nights” to show that domestic violence has no place in our community.

For more information, visit www.ywcaworks.org, or contact the City of Lynnwood’s Victim’s Advocate Tiffany Krusey at 425-670-5621 or tkrusey@ci.lynnwood.wa.us.

  1. interesting gough is in this picture – was he not the individual a short time ago signed off on a large check – not telling the city council until the check was written- cuz he could without notifying the city council that he was spending taxpayer dollars for a bad act- to settle an issue with his executive assistant? hmmmm interesting the smile in this picture IMHO

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