Proclamations

Board of Commissioner Proclamations

PROCLAMATION NATIONAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT MONTH

APRIL 2022

"COUNTIES THRIVE"

WHEREAS, the nation’s 3,069 counties serving more than 315 million Americans provide essential services to create healthy, safe and vibrant communities; and

WHEREAS, counties provide health services, administer justice, keep communities safe, foster economic opportunities and much more; and

WHEREAS, Cabarrus County and all counties take pride in our responsibility to protect and enhance the health, wellbeing and safety of our residents in efficient and costeffective ways; and WHEREAS, under the leadership of National Association of Counties President Larry Johnson, NACo is demonstrating how “Counties THRIVE,” especially in supporting residents and businesses during the coronavirus pandemic; and

WHEREAS, each year since 1991 the National Association of Counties has encouraged counties across the country to elevate awareness of county responsibilities, programs and services; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Commissioners for Cabarrus County, North Carolina, do hereby proclaim April 2022 as National County Government Month and encourage all county officials, employees, schools and residents to participate in county government celebration activities. ADOPTED this 21st day of March, 2022.

 

NATIONAL DONATE LIFE MONTH 2022

WHEREAS, more than 106,644 men, women and children in the United States currently need lifesaving organ transplants and more than 3,343 of those people are North Carolinians; and

WHEREAS, an average of 20 people awaiting transplants die each day because there is a severe shortage of donated organs; and

WHEREAS, every 10 minutes, another name is added to the national transplant waiting list; and

WHEREAS, providing facts about donation and dispelling misinformation and myths are key to increasing the number of people who sign up as donors; and

WHEREAS, the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (NC DMV) plays a critical role with over five million North Carolinians in the state’s donor registry having registered when receiving a driver’s license or state ID card; and

WHEREAS, one organ donor can save the lives of up to eight people and improve many more lives through tissue and cornea donation; and

WHEREAS, North Carolinians are encouraged to get the facts about donation, discuss their wishes with their family and sign up as donors via the NC DMV or online at www.donatelifenc.org/register; and

WHEREAS, Residents of Cabarrus County have been touched by donation as recipients of life-saving transplants and as members of donor families who have literally given others a second chance at life; and

NOW, BE IT PROCLAIMED, that we, the members of the Cabarrus Board of County Commissioners do hereby proclaim the month of April 2022 to be

NATIONAL DONATE LIFE MONTH

In Cabarrus County and urge our residents to give serious thought to the importance of eye, organ and tissue donation and to consider joining the North Carolina Donor Registry and further, to notify their family members that they have done so. Adopted this 15th day of March 2021.

 

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