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The City of Greeley Observes Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day, the City of Greeley administrative buildings will close and cease many standard public-facing services on Monday, Jan 18. Greeley-Evans Transit (GET) and Greeley Recreation facilities will operate on regular schedules on the holiday.

In years past, the City of Greeley non-emergency administrative offices were not closed on MLK Day. “The addition of this holiday to the city’s calendar is important in furthering the city’s commitment to embracing diversity and creating moments that invite inclusion,” Roy Otto, Greeley city manager, said. “The city has always co-sponsored the annual MLK Day celebration in Greeley, and officially adding Martin Luther King Jr. as a holiday is a natural extension of our continued support of diversity, equity and inclusion.”

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) event will take place 9 to 10:15 a.m., Jan. 18, virtually through Zoom. Registration is required. That and more information can be found at unco.edu/marcus-garvey-cultural-center/mlk-celebration.aspx. Anyone who registers can listen via phone. Community members are then asked to participate in a virtual march outside through Greeley neighborhoods. Participants are encouraged to make signs and post on social media, using the hashtag #MLKGreeley2021, to contribute to this online virtual march.

With the addition of MLK Day, there are now 11 holidays the city observes.

2021 Holiday Calendar
Jan. 1 (Friday) – New Year’s Day
Jan. 18 (Monday) – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Feb. 15 (Monday) – President’s Day
May 31 (Monday) – Memorial Day
July 5 (Monday) – Independence Day
Sept. 6 (Monday) – Labor Day
Nov. 11 (Thursday) – Veterans Day
Nov. 25-26 (Thursday/Friday) – Thanksgiving
Dec. 24, 27 (Friday/Monday) – Christmas


Release Date:
Jan 12, 2021

For more information, media representatives should contact:

Natalie Stevens, communication specialist
970-350-9204
natalie.stevens@greeleygov.com

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