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It’s official! The County of San Mateo, California has proclaimed May 30 and 31 “Maker’s Weekend.” I’ve seen loads of proclamations before, but I have to admit … I haven’t thoroughly read them. However, reading this proclamation from the County of San Mateo reminds me why I love Maker Faire so much and how important it is – as the proclamation states – not only to the community, but also to humanity. Take a second and read through it below and ask yourself how you can bring this kind of energy and ingenuity to your own community and beyond.

Maker’s Weekend
Proclaimed by the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Mateo, state of California, that
WHEREAS, Maker Faire celebrates the County of San Mateo’s creativity, ingenuity, and the Do-It-Yourself spirit; and
WHEREAS, it brings together artists, crafters, engineers, hackers, food makers, music makers and scientists who like to tinker and who love to make things; and
WHEREAS, this family-friendly weekend encourages resourcefulness, green ethos and an overall passion for learning for Makers of all ages; and
WHEREAS, it reaffirms the value of Makers, risk-takers and innovators in San Mateo County as both contributors to the community and humanity;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT PROCLAIMED that the Board of Supervisors of San Mateo County hereby designates May 30th and 31st, 2009 as Maker’s Weekend in San Mateo County and urges every member of our community to continue the innovative and creative spirit of a Maker.