From August 15 to September 15, residents of Piedycka UTC have the opportunity to join a public consultation and choose the emblem for their community.

Public consultations assist the government in making socially significant decisions. They help to hear people’s thoughts. Who must decide what should be the emblem of the city? After all, the enblem is not just a heraldic symbol of the city. It’s his soul! It reflects the unique blend of local residents’ character, local nature, city/town history.

That is why, when asked, “What should be the emblem of the Piadytska United Territorial Community?”, the local government decided to consult with people. To do this is very easy and convenient if you use a tool such as “public consultation”. Today, on August 15, the first public consultation started in Piadyky, Kolomyia district, Ivano-Frankivsk region. Residents of the community have the opportunity to express their opinions on the future emblem of UTC.

The public consultation will continue until September 15, 2019.

You can express your opinion using the electronic service “Your Opinion” by sending your answer via the link: https://vdmk.org/9695 or send SMS with the text “9695 (space) answer number” to the phone number 093-177-00-35. SMS cost according to the tariff of your mobile operator.

Community residents have the choice one of two suggested emblem options:

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Option 1 (purple-yellow colour sketch):

The canvas of the shield is covered with gold, symbolizing nobility, power and wealth. And also power, faithfulness, purity, justice, mercy and humility. Below is a separate part of purple, symbolizing piety, moderation, generosity. The colors that are taken from the colors of the emblem of Piadyky village – the community center.

Also below is a symbol made up of five silver droplets that display the symbolic name of the community. According to legend, it comes from five healing source located in the village of Piadyky. Above, is a community symbol – a nightingale on the apple branch. Nightingale is a holy and free bird of God, a singer of good and love, a symbol of spring, high inspiration and unmatched talent. It symbolizes the unique talents of the people of the community and their desire for freedom. A blossoming apple branch with five-petal white flowers depicts blossoming villages of the community.

Option 2 (red and green sketch):

Silver dove is a bright representative of local fauna, a symbol of peace and stability. The stylized silhouette of 5 silver source reminds one local legends about the origin of the village’s name “Piadyky”. One of these sources has survived to this day. The water does not freeze even in extreme cold conditions and have a good taste. The stylized serrated silhouette of 5 houses is another legend about the village’s origin. She tells us that the village has started to grow around 5 houses, which was built here.

Also, such compositional construction is partly combined with local ancient Carpathian ornaments, which used here in local objects, embroideries, pysanka, etc. The red colour symbolizes the shedding of the blood of local residents for the freedom of Ukraine. It is also a symbol of courage and love for our Motherland. Green is the colour of soil fertility and prosperity; silver (white) is a symbol of purity, hope and a strong spirit.

– Public consultations are one of the tools of public participation and demonstrate the openness of local authorities and their willingness to involve community residents in solving important issues. At the same time, citizens can influence local government decision-making process. Public consultations to serve for support the dialogue between local authorities and the community. Therefore, together with the representatives of local authorities, we invite residents of the villages of the Piaditska UTC to be active, to participate in the proposed public consultation and to express their vision on this issue, – emphasizes the regional coordinator of the All-Ukrainian Initiative “Active Community” in Ivano-Frankivsk Oleh Serniak.

Note. The all-Ukrainian initiative “Active Community” – is an association of people and social movements for self-organization and participation in solving local problems. The initiative was created within the framework of the Institute “Respublica”. The project “Roadmap for Government” is being implemented with the support of the National Democratic Institute of International Relations.