May 1, 2022 - May 31, 2022
Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Month
Sunday, May 1, 2022
On behalf of City Council, Mayor Joe Gibbons proclaimed May 2022 as Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Month in the City of Lenoir.
Mayor Gibbons read and presented the proclamation to Police Chief Brent Phelps during the City Council meeting Tuesday, May 3. During the same meeting, Mayor Gibbons also proclaimed May 11 to 17, 2022, as “Peace Officers’ Memorial Week” in Lenoir.
PROCLAMATION Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Month May 2022
WHEREAS, the growth in popularity of motorcycle riding and touring, combined with the many scenic destinations in our state and the year-long riding season, have led to North Carolina having one of the largest populations of motorcycle enthusiasts in the nation; and
WHEREAS, more and more residents of the City of Lenoir are taking up this mode of transportation to commute to and from their places of employment; and
WHEREAS, many motorcyclists undergo specialized training by attending professionally taught motorcycle operator training courses with emphasis on skills, traffic laws, and proper safety equipment; and
WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of all motorists to be aware of motorcyclists and extend to them the same courtesy as any other vehicles on our roadways.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Joseph L. Gibbons, Mayor of the City of Lenoir, and on behalf of the Lenoir City Council, do hereby proclaim the month of May as “Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month” throughout the City of Lenoir.
Joseph L. Gibbons, Mayor
Pictured from left: Councilman David Stevens, Mayor Pro Tem Crissy Thomas, Councilman Ralph Prestwood, Police Chief Brent Phelps, Councilmen Kent Greer and Jonathan Beal, Mayor Gibbons, and Councilmen Todd Perdue and Ike Perkins.