In 2012 Blaine received the official Yellow Ribbon Community designation by Governor Mark Dayton. The Beyond the Yellow Ribbon community campaign unites key areas across the city to create a network that coordinates and connects agencies, organizations, resources, and employers for the purpose of proactively supporting those affected by military deployments. Blaine has the highest concentration of National Guard members in the north metro area.
Individuals who are instrumental in making this happen include leadership of city, county, veterans and civic organizations, educators, employers, representatives from faith-based, medical and social services organizations.
About the Program
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is a comprehensive program that creates awareness for the purpose of connecting service members and their families with community support, training, services, and resources. The City of Blaine is taking steps to become a nationally recognized Yellow Ribbon Community. A Yellow Ribbon Community works to unite all areas within the community to create a comprehensive network that connects and coordinates agencies, organizations, resources, and employers for the purpose of proactively supporting service members and military families.
Blaine Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Committee
The Blaine Beyond the Yellow Ribbon committee meets monthly and is always looking for new members. If you are interested in being involved at any commitment level, please contact Mayor Tom Ryan or committee member Terry Wold.