Georgetown asks for feedback on proposed design for new city flag


Georgetown officials are asking for community input in using the city’s logo as a centerpiece of a new city flag.

The burnt orange script G, as well as the city’s name and year of establishment, would be placed on a white background and flown during ceremonial occasions, the survey states. Through a two-question survey, residents are asked to give feedback on the design.

The discussion started in late February when Mayor Dale Ross submitted the idea during a City Council meeting.

“I think this is our brand,” Ross said at the time. “I think that would look lovely on a white background.”

The logo, which was adopted in 2005, can now be found all over the city.

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  1. Sure – if you want a flag that’ll be the laughing stock of the flag world, go for it. That’s a logo, not a flag design, and would make for the ugliest flag un the USA. What does it say about Georgetown? t says “we’re too lazy to design something properly – we’re just gonna stick a bunch of words on here and hope for the best.” Take a look at some of the country’s best municipal flags and try to do something that matches up to them. Look at Denver CO, Portland OR, Indianapolis IN, Chicago, Des Moines, New Orleans. Look at Houston, Beaumont, Dallas, Denison, Cedar Park, De Soto, Harlingen… and then try to come up with a REAL flag.

  2. This is the absolute WORST design for a flag. Please follow the guidelines set by the organization that researches flags: North American Vexillological Association (NAVA). 1. KEEP IT SIMPLE The flag should be so simple that a child can draw it from memory. 2. USE MEANINGFUL SYMBOLISM The flag’s images, colors, or patterns should
    relate to what it symbolizes. 3. USE 2 TO 3 BASIC COLORS 4. NO LETTERING OR SEALS Never use writing of any kind or an organization’s seal (you can’t read it when the wind blows or from a distance) 5. BE DISTINCTIVE OR RELATED Avoid duplicating other flags, but use similarities to show connections.

  3. The proposed design is pretty weak (as is the city logo). I agree with James and Roger – there is nothing in the proposed design that is memorable or beautiful… surely you can do better than that…

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Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.
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