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<br />CASSCOUNlY <br />GOVERNMENT <br /> <br /> <br />PROCLAMATION <br />NATIONAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT WEEK APRIL 6-12, 2008 <br /> <br />Protecting Our Children <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the nation's 3,066 counties provide a variety of essential public <br />services to communities serving 300 million Americans; and <br /> <br />Board of County <br />Commissioners <br />WHEREAS, counties take seriously their responsibility to protect and enhance <br />the health, welfare and safety of its residents in sensible and cost- <br />effective ways; and <br /> <br />Box 2806 <br />211 Ninth Street South <br />Fargo, North Dakota 58108 <br />Michael Montplaisir, Auditor <br />Cass County, North Dakota <br /> <br />Scott Wagner <br />Fargo, North Dakota <br /> <br />Vem Bennett <br />Fargo, North Dakota <br /> <br />Ken Pawluk <br />Fargo, North Dakota <br /> <br />Darrell W Vanyo <br />West Fargo, North Dakota <br /> <br />Robyn Sorum <br />Horace, North Dakota <br /> <br />Heather Worden <br />Commission Assistant <br /> <br />701-241-5609 <br />Fax 701-241-5728 <br /> <br />WHEREAS, many county government services directly touch the lives of <br />children and families; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, in 13 states, all or some of the counties are responsible for child <br />welfare and foster care systems; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, more than 500,000 children are in foster care, removed from their <br />families, as result of suspected child abuse or neglect; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, one in five girls and one in ten boys will be sexually victimized <br />before adulthood; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the National Association of Counties is the only national <br />organization that represents county governments in the United <br />States; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the National Association of Counties first celebrated National <br />County Government Week in 1991 to raise public awareness and <br />understanding about the roles and responsibilities of the nation's <br />counties to meet the needs of the community; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, in recognition of the leadership, innovation and valuable service <br />provided by the nation's counties, especially in the protection and <br />welfare of children: <br /> <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Cass County Board of <br />Commissioners does hereby proclaim April 6-12, 2008, as National County <br />Government Week in Cass County. <br /> <br />Dated at Fargo, North Dakota, this 1 ih day of March, 2008. <br /> <br />ATTEST: <br /> <br />APPROVED: <br /> <br />Ken Pawluk, Chairman <br />Cass County Board of Commissioners <br /> <br /> P:\Commission Minutes\MINUTES\Comm2008\#2008 co GOVT WEEK PROCLAMATION.doc <br />