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April Proclaimed County Government Month

posted Mar 24, 2015, 3:28 PM by Michael A. Hawkes

April 2015 National County Government Month

“Counties Moving America Forward: The Keys are Transportation and Infrastructure.”

WHEREAS, the nation’s 3,069 counties serving more than 300 million Americans provide essential services to create healthy, safe, vibrant and economically resilient communities; and

WHEREAS, counties build infrastructure, maintain roads and bridges, provide health care, administer justice, keep communities safe, run elections, manage solid waste, keep records and much more; and

WHEREAS, the County of Socorro and all counties take pride in their responsibility to protect and enhance the health, welfare and safety of its residents in sensible and cost‐effective ways; and

WHEREAS, in order to remain healthy, vibrant, safe, and economically competitive, America’s counties must be able to anticipate and adapt to all types of change; and

WHEREAS, through National Association of Counties President Riki Hokama’s “Transportation and Infrastructure” Initiative, NACo is encouraging counties to focus on how they have improved their communities through road projects, new bridges, building new facilities, water and sewer improvements and other public works activities; and

WHEREAS, in order to remain healthy, vibrant, safe, and economically competitive, America’s counties provide transportation and infrastructure services that play a key role in everything from residents’ daily commutes to shipping goods around the world; and

WHEREAS, each year since 1991 the National Association of Counties has encouraged counties across the country to actively promote their own programs and services to the public they serve; and

WHEREAS, Socorro County is dedicated to serving the public as efficiently as possible and is committed to working as a team to prepare, respond and thrive on behalf of its constituents

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED THAT, the Board of County Commissioners of Socorro County does hereby proclaim April 2015 as National County Government Month and encourage all county officials, employees, schools and residents to participate in county government celebration activities.

PROCLAIMED, ADOPTED, AND PASSED on this 24th day of March 2015