Mayor of Anchorage Proclaims 22 October 2017 as “The Bicentennial Birth Day of Bahá’u’lláh”

Mayor of Anchorage Meets with Bahá’í Delegation

Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz and his assistant recently met with a Bahá’í delegation that included Benny Aho, Kathy Haghighi, Carol Krein, and Omid Rahmanian. Conversation focused on the core activities happening around Anchorage, more specifically junior youth groups in Mountain View. The Mayor was very keen on community involvement and shared that it is the people who make up their city; if they hope to see change, they can create it. He was pleased to hear about the upcoming bicentenary in October and was very involved with choosing the best wording for the proclamation celebrating the bicentennial Birthday of Bahá’u’lláh, October 22nd, 2017. Since our meeting on May 24th, 2017, we have received the completed proclamation from the Mayor’s office.

The Public Affairs Desk is hoping to meet with the Mayor again at the Alaska Bahá’í National Center in Anchorage to highlight the history of the Faith in Alaska. He was interested in the invitation to the bicentenary as well as meeting with the friends at community events.