Officials seeking input on county seal

Published 3:31 pm Monday, December 9, 2013

What image does Butler County bring to mind?

That’s a question the Butler County Commission is hoping to get help from the community in answering.

Butler County is asking for community input on the design of a county seal.

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County representatives are hoping to cast as wide a net for ideas as possible.

“I think we have a great opportunity to involve the community and perhaps capture something unique about Butler County or maybe something historical about the county,” Commission Chairman Frank Hickman said.

Commissioner Joey Peavy suggested reaching out to the schools in the county to involve students in the process.

“I think it’d be great to get some of the younger people involved through the schools, and I think we also need to involve older citizens as well,” he said.

The seal will be used in any number of ways: on official letterhead, business cards, websites, advertising and on the sides of vehicles, and on employee ID badges should the county decide to use badges. It will also be used on badges for first responders that will participate in the hazardous material exercise, which is scheduled for July.

County Administrator Diane Kilpatrick said she has reviewed a number of seals from other counties, cities and states, and has shared some of those with the commissioners in an effort to help generate ideas for Butler County’s seal.

Officials hope to choose a design at the February meeting of the Butler County Commission, which is scheduled for Feb. 10.

The deadline to submit a proposal for the new seal is Jan. 31. Proposals can be submitted at the Butler County Commission office in the Butler County Courthouse Annex Building.