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Ogden City Flag
After a lengthy and thorough process, the City Council adopted a new flag design that represents the unique character and identity of Ogden City. The winning design was created by Ogden-based graphic designer Cody Hockin.
"It means a lot to me," Hockins told the Council in the May 16, 2023 Council meeting. "I appreciate all of the work that the Youth Council and all the other parties have put into this. I know it's not an easy task. I'm just grateful for this honor and all the work that has gone into it."
The ordinance describes the new design as three horizontal stripes with a circle at its center. The top and bottom stripes are aqua blue, with the middle stripe being white. The navy blue circle is broken up into two pieces, top and bottom, with the top half of the circle shaped to appear as the sky behind three mountain peaks, which are part of the white stripe passing through the circle. The center peak is taller than the two on each side, which are the same height. The bottom half of the circle has a small peak in the middle that breaks up the white stripe a third of the way into the circle.
As defined by Hockin in his original submission, "The focal point of this design centers on an iconic white mountain range that symbolizes the snowy Wasatch Mountains loved by Ogden residents. A dark blue triangle is centered below the tallest peak. This represents the individual or the family that is here in Ogden. The dark blue circle creates the letter 'O' for 'Ogden.' Symbolically an 'O' resembles community, connection, or a collection of people. The mountain range breaking outside the “O” signifies the welcoming and inclusive nature of the people that live in Ogden and the culture of tourism. Blue in flag design represents freedom and determination, with the white symbolizing a sense of peace and harmony."
After ranking the top 10 designs, the Council sent the top three finalists to the Design Review Committee (DRC), Youth City Council (YCC), and Ogden City Administration for a final recommendation. All three parties independently recommended Hockin's design as the standout choice.
"We loved all three of these designs very much," Council Chair Angela Choberka said. "When we sent it back to these groups to get recommendations we felt very comfortable moving forward with the winning design. We really appreciate the time and effort everyone put in."
The YCC was tasked with reviewing the 215 submissions and narrowed the field to just over 100 designs that were then forwarded to the DRC. After a series of reviews, the DRC then provided its top 10 designs to the City Council. After ranking their choices and determining a list of the top three designs, the Council then requested a final recommendation from the YCC, DRC, and Ogden City Administration.
The Council also recognized the achievements of Camille Washington and Adam Wilson, who emerged as top-three finalists in the selection process, showcasing their talent and a deep understanding of Ogden's distinctive qualities.
Highlighting strong ties to Ogden, all three finalists have strong connections to the community. Hockin was born in Ogden and has an office for his work as a graphic designer within the city. Washington is also an Ogden native and a co-owner of Good Company Theatre on Wall Avenue. Wilson is a senior at Ogden High School, highlighting the efforts of the Youth City Council to involve local schools in the design competition.
Hockin was awarded a $1,000 prize for creating the winning design. Washington and Wilson were both awarded $750 each for their designs reaching the final three.
Council Contact: Brandon Garisde, Communications Manager, email@example.com, 801-629-8103.