Vexillum Levato Liberamur

We are a group of individuals assembled to study flags and ultimately to create a lasting symbol to unite our community in the form of a very well designed flag.


Formation of GUAVA

The Greater Unified Albany Vexillological Association is formed.

January 2016

Website Online

The website for GUAVA goes online with a placeholder.

January 18th, 2016

Initial proposal to the City of Albany

We presented our initial plan and design to the City Council; it is decided to setup a process to allow the community to submit and vote on flags.

April 27th, 2016

Flag contest opens for entries

The flag contest is opened for entries from the public.

May 31st, 2016

Flag Submission Period Ends

A total of 40 flags have been submitted by Albany citizens and flag enthusiasts.

July 5th, 2016

Closed Jury chooses finalists

The 40 flag submissions are narrowed down to five finalists by a jury of local graphic design and history experts.

July 6th, 2016

Public voting begins

The public voting period for the 5 finalists begins and the five finalists are revealed.

July 22nd, 2016

Public voting ends

The public voting period for the 5 finalists ends.

August 8th, 2016

Voting on Flags by Albany City Council

The flags are voted on at the City Council meeting, the flag designed by GUAVA chosen both by popular vote and by City Council.

August 11th, 2016