After years of having the distinction of “the worst city flag in America,” the city of Pocatello will run a newly designed banner of the flagpole Tuesday.
The public debut of the new city flag will take place at 5:15 p.m. in front of City Hall at 5815 South 5th Avenue.
The effort to design a new city flag began in 2015. The flag committee started out with 709 designs submitted by people from around the world, and narrowed it down to six. Then over the summer, the Pocatello City Council approved the recommendation from the committee on the final flag design.
At the flag raising event, free stickers, stick flags, and temporary tattoos of the new flag will be handed out.
A short program will highlight the process that led to the new flag, a ribbon cutting by the Pocatello Chiefs, and members of the Pocatello Veterans Honor Guard conducting the raising the flag.
“Pocatello has received worldwide recognition because of this effort,” said Mayor Brian Blad. “Everyone has had a chance to participate and have their voice heard. I’m excited about the result and excited to be raising this new flag for Pocatello.”
Businesses and residents who would like to pre-order a flag for pickup at the ceremony can contact Anne Nichols at 208-234-6163 or via email at email@example.com. The flags are 3 feet by 5 feet and cost $45. Pre-orders must be in by August 31. Businesses that would like to sell flag related merchandise at the event can contact Ms. Nichols as well for more information. Image files of the flag can be found at flag.pocatello.us.