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image by Masao Okazaki, 14 June 2020
The flag of Benton City was shown at the 2023 conference of the Alliance of
The flag is white with the logo centered.
Masao Okazaki, 14 July 2023
Mayor Linda Lehmen sent me a copy of her March 2023 newsletter which explains
how the flag was developed and adopted:
According to the newsletter and her email to me, Mayor Lehman had been disappointed that she and Benton City had never participated in the Parade of Flags at annual conferences of the Alliance of Washington Cities. The Chamber of Commerce announced a flag contest in 2021, but few entries were received. However, in August 2022 the Mayor received an email from Pierre Gautier of France that his two children, Luka, age 12, and Maja, age 9, would like to be sent a city or state flag. Because Benton City had no city flag, the Mayor sent a Washington state flag and asked if the children had any ideas for a city flag. They sent a drawing, which was developed into a modern flag by the mayor and local graphic artist Windy Welch. The flag was presented to the city council and, with a few revisions, was approved on March 21, 2023.
Masao Okazaki, 31 July 2023
image by Masao Okazaki, 14 July 2023
The logo used on the flag appears on the city's Facebook page in May 2023:
14 July 2023