At the May 2 Deer Park City Council Meeting, the city will enter a Army Community Covenant, showcasing support for service members and their families. The program is designed to foster partnerships with the Army to improve the quality of life for soldiers and their families, both at their current duty stations and as they transfer to other states.
The City of Deer Park would like to invite all local U.S. military members or veterans to the May 2 Council meeting, where City leaders will sign an Army Community Covenant.
According to U.S. Army Captain Tyrie Carroll, the Community Covenant is an initiative of the Secretary of the Army rolled out in early 2008 to invite communities (states, cities, and towns) across America to demonstrate their support for Service Members and their families.
"Baybrook Recruiting Company is elated to work with the people of Deer Park Community, and expand on the already solid relationship,” he said. “First impressions play a major role in today's society and often decides the outcome of future relationships. After sitting down in a meeting with the Deer Park City Manager and the Chief of Police, it was easy to see why Deer Park is one of the best small communities to start a business. The city has great leadership that truly cares about the direction of the community, and leadership we are proud to work with."
In addition to Mayor Jerry Mouton and the City Council, City leaders including Deer Park Police Chief Greg Grigg and City Manager Jay Stokes will also sign the covenant.
“On behalf of the Deer Park City Council, we are beyond honored to have the opportunity to publicly show our support to the men and women who are serving or have served in our nation’s military,” Mouton said. “The commitment and sacrifices that our soldiers and their families make every day are truly appreciated by our citizens, and we hope this covenant will serve to show our commitment to maintaining an ongoing partnership with the military community.”
The May 2 City Council meeting will be held at City Hall, located at 710 E. San Augustine, beginning at 7:30 p.m.