NEWSLETTER ONLINE EXTRAS
New Color Town Seal
Town Appearance Committee
Town Events Committee
New Color Town Seal:
Recently the town council adopted a new color town seal, which may be viewed on the home page of the town’s web site (www.occoquan.org). The seal was designed by David and Jane Ernst of the Artists’ Undertaking Gallery at 309 Mill Street, working from the original black and white version traditionally used on town correspondence. They submitted two designs, both of which were very well received.
The prominence of an American Indian in the town seal is a tribute to the inhabitants of the sizeable Indian town of Tauxenent, believed to have existed near the current site of Occoquan at the time of Captain John Smith’s exploration of the area in 1608. Although the town was not formally incorporated until 1804, the date of 1734 on the seal reflects Occoquan’s first known appearance in public records, at the time as the location of public tobacco warehouses.
Town Appearance Committee:
The town council recently adopted a charter for a Town Appearance Committee and is looking for members. This committee is a reincarnation of prior beautification and landscape committees, and is charged with making, and in some cases implementing, recommendations associated with the town’s appearance. A copy of the committee’s charter may be viewed by clicking here. If you are interested in participating on the Town Appearance Committee, please send an email so indicating to email@example.com, or leave a message at Town Hall.
Town Events Committee:
The town council also recently adopted a charter for a Town Events Committee. This committee is a continuation of the very successful Virginia 2007 Commemoration Committee, which sponsored more than a dozen events during 2007 related to the 400 th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown. A copy of the committee’s charter may be viewed by clicking here. If you are interested in participating on the Town Events Committee, please send an email so indicating to firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a message at Town Hall.