All residents are invited to attend the October 5th Common Council meeting whereby Mayor Jordan Glatt will present a Proclamation designating October 5th "Hispanic Cultural Heritage Day". Present to receive the Proclamation will be youth and adult representatives from each Spanish-speaking country. This Proclamation marks a historic moment in Summit whereby mutual understanding  -  between and among residents representing the Spanish-speaking country heritages and non-Hispanic residents  -  is pledged and embraced through efforts to celebrate unique cultural identities rich in customs, languages, food, music, and celebrations. Moreover, the Proclamation memorializes the commitment by residents representing the diverse heritages to become a positive energetic component of the overall diverse community of Summit.
All are encouraged to learn more about the Spanish-speaking cultures represented in Summit and to affirm all the cultural heritages of our Summit residents, side-by-side, working together as “One Summit” for the enrichment, enjoyment, and prosperity of all. The Proclamation will be read at the Common Council Meeting on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at City Hall Council Chambers, 512 Springfield Avenue at 7:30pm with a prompt start.