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[Municipal flag] image by Masao Okazaki, 20 June 2020



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Flag

From the photo in the Dakota Free Press article I cleaned up the 4 inner parts of the seal and redrew the rest of the flag.
https://dakotafreepress.com/2020/06/13/dont-vex-aberdeen-with-illogical-flag-pick-councilwoman-elects-best-banner/

Also note that Flag 2 of the proposed flags shown in that article plagiarized the flag of Sutherland, Scotland, adopted in 2018. The designer hired and paid to design the 3 flags has now become a member of the city council. Aberdeen is lucky Flag 2 wasn't chosen.
Masao Okazaki, 20 June 2020


Community flag

[Community flag] image located by Dave Fowler, 19 June 2020

A new city flag has been adopted:
https://www.aberdeennews.com/city-flag
Dave Fowler, 19 June 2020

Here's another article: https://hubcityradio.com/new-city-flag-design-presented-to-aberdeen-city-council/
This one is from a week earlier and shows the other proposed flags and the old flag:
https://dakotafreepress.com/2020/06/13/dont-vex-aberdeen-with-illogical-flag-pick-councilwoman-elects-best-banner/
Masao Okazaki, 19 June 2020

Aberdeen has a newly designed flag with a color scheme and elements showing its connection to agriculture and the railroad. Development of a new flag was part of the bid Pinned Workshop submitted to create a new logo and slogan for the city. That bidding process was conducted by the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce, Aberdeen Downtown Association, Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and Aberdeen Development Corp.

Tiffany Langer of Pinned was hired to develop the new slogan and logo at a cost of $13,000. She is a city councilwoman-elect. She starts July 1. Langer announced the cityís new slogan and logo in May and unveiled the new flag design at Mondayís City Council meeting.

The design process included two community votes ó one in which people selected words that described Aberdeen and a second that gave voters three options to pick from. The winning design features blue from South Dakotaís flag and a
background pattern that echoes Scotlandís flag, which is blue with a white X that stretches from corner to corner. The green in the flag represents agriculture. A yellow starburst in the center also coincides with railroad points, Langer said. She said thereís been some talk of Aberdeen already having a flag and gestured to one hanging in the City Council chambers. But, she said, itís yet to be determined if that flag was adopted as the cityís formal flag. That will take some more research. So far, Langer said the city been able to determine the previous flag was created through an Exchange Club contest in the 1980s. Chamber Director Gail Ochs said itís possible the first flag features a city seal, and that seal would not be replaced with the adoption of a new city flag.
Dave Fowler 19 June 2020

The new Aberdeen flag has been designated as a "community flag," and the previous seal flag remains as the official city flag.
Dave Fowler, 17 August 2020


Seal

[Municipal seal] image located by Paul Bassinson, 30 November 2019

Source: https://cdn.irelo.com/.../south-dakota-aberdeen-seal.png
Paul Bassinson, 30 November 2019