Vice Mayor Guy McElroy proclaimed October 8, 2002, as "Alexandre Volkov and Alexandre Martynov Day" in the City of Ada.
...The resolution was brought before the Council by Vice Mayor Guy McElroy, who said he wanted to make sure the City of Ada and its citizens appreciate and promote cultural diversity throughout the community.
The resolution received resounding support from the other four City Council members, each of whom offered positive comments.The entire text of the resolution is as follows:"WHEREAS, the City of Ada
is committed to promoting racial equality and justice as a fundamental aspect of a healthy community; andWHEREAS, the City of Ada
urges local citizens to join together as part of a national campaign to promote racial equality and justice; andWHEREAS, by resolution of the City of Ada
, we declare racism unjust and advocate equal rights for all; andWHEREAS, by Act of Congress of the United States
dated July 9, 1868, the 14th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States was adopted affirming for all persons born or naturalized in the United States the right to due process and equal protection under the law.
...Also on hand from the City was Vice Mayor Guy McElroy, also a member of the Ada Regional United Way's Board of Directors.
...Bill Anoatubby, Ada City Council member Guy McElroy, Oklahoma Department of Transportation representative Ron Brown, and Ada City Manager David Hathcoat.