Syndicated by: Montana News
Minot, N.D. – Five years later, the City of Minot is still working to recover from the 2011 flood. As recovery is still on the horizon, current and former city leaders want to invite the public to look back briefly with them to see how far the city has truly come.
“In this case, looking back is the best way to move forward” says City of Minot Mayor, Chuck Barney. On Wednesday, June 22nd, the Mayor, City Manager and several key leaders of the city from 2011 to now, will gather and reminisce on the events that happened the day the sirens sounded as flood waters first breached the levee system in Minot.
“It impacted so may in and out of the flood zone.” says Mayor Barney. “I think inviting the community to join us in talking about what we went through then, will help us discuss what we can do going forward.”
The public is invited to join city leaders in looking back at those disastrous events while also looking forward to what comes next as the city continues its road to recovery.
“The City of Minot has come a long way since the waters rushed over the banks.” says City Manager, Lee Staab. “But, we also have plenty of road ahead and that’s what we want to concentrate on.”
The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, June 22nd, at the Oak Park Amphitheater. Scheduled speakers include, current Mayor Chuck Barney, Pastor Paul Krueger of then Hope Village, KXMC News Director Jim Olson and many others.
There will be a moment of silence at exactly 12:57:20 followed by a clip from a broadcast of the moment the sirens sounded. Following that brief moment, current City leadership will discuss how the City of Minot will continue to move forward towards a more resilient community.