ADOPTED - APRIL 12, 2005
Agenda Item No. 10
Introduced by the County Services Committee of the:
INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
RESOLUTION DECLARING THE WEEK OF APRIL 10 - 16, 2005 AS ANATIONAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT WEEK@ IN INGHAM COUNTY
WHEREAS, county government traces its roots to the English shire of a thousand years ago, serving as the citizen's local government voice since its inception; and
WHEREAS, when the federal government was formed, the framers of the Constitution chose to provide states with the freedom to create county governments, early state constitutions conceptualized the importance of county government and its dual value to both the state and federal governments; and
WHEREAS, counties provide critical services to the children and families that live in our great country, such as medical services, public safety, and educational development, and immunizations to keep kids healthy, planning to keep parks safe places to play, maintenance to keep roads and bridges fit for traveling, and
WHEREAS, counties provide clean environments and livable communities in which to grow, as well as needed elderly services for seniors and healthcare to the disabled and the needy; and
WHEREAS, when natural or man‑made disaster strikes, county emergency services keep children and their families safe and informed until order can be restored; and
WHEREAS, counties provide many services that make America=s communities stronger, safer places to live and raise families; and
WHEREAS, in the past, county governments seized opportunities and met challenges that confronted them, today county governments continue to be the citizen's local government voice and are the governments of the future, providing solutions that bring communities together.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners hereby declares the week of April 10-16, 2005 as ANational County Government Week@ in Ingham County.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all Ingham County departments are encouraged to participate in County Government week activities and promote the valuable services provided by their departments.
COUNTY SERVICES: Yeas: Celentino, Copedge, De Leon, Schor, Severino
Nays: None Absent: Vickers Approved 4/5/05