Discover Downey

Dear Editor:Identity is an expression of a person's individuality. People need a sense of identity, and what I am noticing, more and more, is that cities also need one. I always felt that there was something missing in our city, but I could not explain what it was. It was not until I read last week's article in the Downey Patriot that I realized that our city was missing an identity. I am glad that the Downey Art Vibe (operators of Stay Gallery) has spearheaded the exciting challenge in providing our city with a new brand identity, called Discover Downey. Discover Downey encompasses our cultural diversity, rich history, and all the positivity our future has to offer. Our city is culturally diverse, with people of various ethnic backgrounds. Additionally, the experiences we have in Downey vary from person to person. Some of us have fond memories growing up in Downey. Some of us had dreams of moving to Downey, and have finally achieved that dream. Even though we came at different times of our lives and all have separate identities, we all have one important bond in common, which is our love for our city. We all want our city to grow and develop in ways that are advantageous to all of us. I am very excited to see what is in store for Downey, as I hope everyone else is excited. Let's Discover Downey together! Blanca Pacheco Downey

********** Published: March 6, 2014 - Volume 12 - Issue 47