National County Government Week
May 3-9, 2009
“Greening Our Future”
WHEREAS, the nation’s 3,068 counties provide a variety of essential public services to communities serving 300 million Americans; and
WHEREAS, Dukes County and all counties take seriously their responsibility to protect and enhance the health, welfare and safety of its residents in sensible and cost-effective ways; and
WHEREAS, many county government initiatives and programs involve the protection of valuable and vulnerable environmental resources in communities; and
WHEREAS, the National Association of Counties is the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States; and
WHEREAS, the National Association of Counties created National County Government Week in 1991 to raise public awareness and understanding about the roles and responsibilities of the nation’s counties to meet the needs of the community; and
WHEREAS, NACo and Dukes County are working together to Restore the Partnership between all levels of government to better serve American communities;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT we, the County Commissioners do hereby proclaim May 3-9, 2009 as National County Government Week and encourage all Dukes County officials, employees, schools and residents to participate in county government, services and activities.
Dukes County is taking part in National County Government Week to raise awareness and understanding about the roles and responsibilities of county government. County feels that the environment is important and is joining other counties to support this year’s theme - “Greening Our Future.”
Within Dukes County there are number of programs to protect and preserve the environment. You can learn more about the county services and programs provided by visiting www.dukescounty.org.
National County Government Week is sponsored by the National Association of Counties, The Voice of America’s Counties. www.naco.org