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2008 Board Recognitions

expand Date: 12/16/2008


12-16-08 Joshua Partain
Whereas: He excels in C.A.P. and through his hard work and dedication he has earned a nomination for the class of 2013 at the United States Air Force Academy. Mitchell Award number 57249 is awarded to Joshua M. Partain.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida does hereby take great pleasure in congratulating Joshua M. Partain on receiving the Mitchell Award.
 

Duly Executed this 16th of December, 2008.


 


12-16-08 Special Olympics
Whereas:  The perseverance and accomplishments of these courageous athletes should serve as a symbol of hope and inspiration to the entire Lee County community; and

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby proclaim Tuesday, December 16, 2008 as:
    
"SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETE APPRECIATION DAY"

 in Lee County, Florida, and urge all citizens to join in commending the many athletes and volunteers who bring pride to our community through encouraging, embodying and celebrating the power and spirit of the Special Olympics movement.

Duly Executed this 16th day of December, 2008.


 


12-16-08 Widman Way
12-16-08 Widman Way


 
expand Date: 12/9/2008


12-09-08 Human Rights
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby proclaim that the month of January, 2009 be designated as: 

Universal Human Rights Month
 in Lee County, Florida.
 
Duly Executed this 9th day of December, 2008.


 
expand Date: 12/2/2008


12-02-08 Brian Griffin
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida on behalf all community loving citizens of our beloved county, that we do hereby proclaim Tuesday, December 2, 2008 as:
    
“Brian Griffin Day”

 and encourage all our citizens to pause in reflection of one of its fellow citizens who has cared so deeply for the special place we are privileged to call home. 

 Further we do hereby extend to Brian Griffin’s wife and partner in so many of their collective contributions to the welfare of Lee County, Kathy, our heartfelt sympathies and warmest wishes.

Duly Executed this 2nd day of December, 2008.


 
expand Date: 11/25/2008


11-25-2008 Employee Learning Week
Whereas:  The ASTD Southwest Florida chapter, whose members are workplace training, learning, and performance professionals, and the organizations in Southwest Florida, have demonstrated their commitment to developing the skills of employees and the workforce.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of
Lee County, Florida that we do hereby proclaim December 1-5, 2008 as


EMPLOYEE LEARNING WEEK


in Lee County, Florida.


 


11-25-08 Cultural Heritage Center
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby proclaim July 2009 as: 

“Sanibel-Captiva’s Cultural Heritage Month”

in Lee County and thank the organizations that have come together to provide a month to focus on the remarkable early settlers of our Island and to showcase their  cultural diversity.


Duly Executed this 25th day of November, 2008.


 
expand Date: 11/4/2008


11-04-08 Alzheimers Awareness
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby proclaim November 2008 as:

“ALZHEIMER’S AWARENESS MONTH”

 in Lee County and urge all constituents to recognize the efforts of the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center, Inc.


Duly Executed this 4th day of November, 2008.


 


11-04-08 National Hunger
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby proclaim the week of November 16 through 22 as:

“NATIONAL HUNGER and HOMELESSNESS
AWARENESS WEEK”

in Lee County and recognize that this is a week of special importance and encourages all citizens to recognize that many people do not have housing and need support from citizens, and private/public nonprofit service entities.

Duly Executed this 4th day of November, 2008


 


11-04-08 Veterans Day
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby proclaim November 11, 2008 as:

VETERANS DAY

in Lee County and urge all residents to reflect upon this day with appropriate ceremonies to honor those who have served the national purpose to preserve the principles of Justice, Freedom and Democracy.

Duly Executed this 4th day of November 2008.


 
expand Date: 10/28/2008


10-28-08 DRGR Committee
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida does hereby extend its grateful appreciation to the members of the Southeast County DR/GR Advisory Committee for their valuable contribution to Lee County Government.


Duly Executed this 28th day of October 2008.


 
expand Date: 10/21/2008


10-21-08 Mr. Diabetes
Whereas: Andy has completed over 9,875 miles of his journey and will be walking through Lee County to create awareness about the disease.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby proclaim October 21, 2008 as:


MR. DIABETES DAY


Duly Executed this 21st day of October 2008.


 
expand Date: 10/14/2008


10-14-08 4H
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby proclaim that the week of October 12 through 18, 2008 shall be known as:

4-H WEEK IN LEE COUNTY

Duly Executed this 14th day of October 2008.


 


10-14-08LngthofSvc2
Length of Service Award


 


10-14-08NatlDomViolence
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby proclaim October, 2008 as:
    
Domestic Violence Awareness Month

 in recognition of the important work done by domestic violence programs. We urge all citizens to participate actively in the scheduled events and programs to eliminate the use of personal and institutional violence against men, women and children.

Duly Executed this 14th day of October, 2008.


 


10-14-08GrtCalusaPaddling
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Lee County, Florida does hereby continue to support its role in the recreational opportunities and environmental stewardship undertaken since the blueway was created and commits to future support of the Great Calusa Blueway and its festival with the visitors and residents of this great county.

Duly Executed this 14th day of October, 2008.


 
expand Date: 10/7/2008


10-07-08 St. Francis Xavier 70th Anniversary
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County
Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby proclaim October 5 - 11, 2008 as:

St. Francis Xavier School Week

and urge all our citizens to join me in honoring St. Francis Xavier School for its on-going dedication and commitment to academic excellence and spiritual development of its students, and among whose alumni are recognized national and local leaders within our community.


Duly Executed this 7th day of October, 2008.


 


10-07-08 Community Planning Month
Whereas: We recognize the many valuable contributions made by professional planners of the State of Florida, and extend our heartfelt thanks for the continued commitment to public service by these professionals.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of   Lee County, Florida that we do hereby proclaim October, 2008 as:


“COMMUNITY PLANNING MONTH”

Duly Executed this 7th day of October, 2008.


 
expand Date: 9/30/2008


09-30-08 National Estuaries Day
Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program will celebrate National Estuaries Days with its program partners offering wading trips, guided walks, paddling events, boat tours, marine exhibits and much more from September to November 2008 with event details posted on the Internet at www.CHNEP.org. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby proclaim September 27, 2008 as: NATIONAL ESTUARIES DAYS and urge the general public to recognize the importance of this important natural resource. Duly Executed this 30th day of September 2008.


 


09-30-08 Family History Month
 Interest in our personal family history transcends all cultural and NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby proclaim the month of October 2008 as: FAMILY HISTORY MONTH In Lee County and urge all of its residents to recognize the importance by celebrating their families' heritage. Duly Executed this 30th day of September 2008.


 


09-30-08 NACos Challenges
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we hereby accept both of NACo’s challenges and encourage residents and employees to take the pledge helping each other save money and be more environmentally friendly at a time when the economy, rising fuel prices, and the environment are on everyone’s minds. Duly Executed this 30th day of September, 2008.


 


09-30-08 White Cane Awareness Days
The Florida Council for the Blind, the Blinded Veteran's Association, Southeastern Guide Dogs, Angel Flight, the Visually Impaired Persons Center, the Guide Dog Foundation, Lee County Radio Reading Service, and the Lions Clubs of Fort Myers Beach and Cape Coral are organizing the fifth annual white cane day walkathon to raise awareness and funds for the blind community in Lee County on October 11, 2008. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby proclaim October 11, 2008 as: “White Cane Day” a day of special importance and worthy of the recognition of the citizens Lee County. Duly Executed this 30th day of September, 2008.


 
expand Date: 9/23/2008


09-23-08 AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day
Whereas: Every dog deserves a responsible, educated and respectful owner. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby proclaim September 27, 2008 as: “AKC RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERSHIP DAY” Duly Executed this 23rd day of September 2008.


 


09-23-08 Talking Books Letter Carrier of the Year
Whereas Postal Service Letter Carrier Rick Rivera further assists Talking Books Library patrons by hand-delivering Talking Books and preparing their Talking Books for return. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida does hereby proclaim: Rick Rivera Lee County Talking Books Postal Service Letter Carrier of the Year. Duly Executed this 23rd day of September 2008.


 
expand Date: 9/9/2008


09-09-08 Israel Suarez
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby recognize Dr. Israel Suarez for his contributions to a better quality of life for the citizens of Lee County and his continued commitment to helping those less fortunate. He offers daily evidence to us all that one individual truly can make a difference. Duly Executed this 9th day of September, 2008.


 


09-09-08 Nations Association 30th Anniversary
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby congratulate Nations Association Charities on thirty successful years and thank them for their ongoing commitment to the citizens of Lee County. Duly Executed this 9th day of September, 2008.


 


09-09-08 Constitution Week
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida, that we do hereby proclaim September 17, 2008, as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, and September 13th through September 20th, 2008, as Constitution Week. We encourage civic, social, and educational organizations, including the Caloosa Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, Southwest Florida chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Florida Society, Sons of the Revolution, to conduct ceremonies and programs that celebrate our Constitution and reaffirm our rights and responsibilities as citizens of our great Nation. Duly Executed this 9th day of September, 2008.


 


09-09-08 John Yarbrough Retirement
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby convey our grateful appreciation for his service and outstanding contributions to Lee County and want to thank JY for his hard work and commitment to our community. As a recognition of unending dedication to the County, from here on, (drum roll please) the Lee County Ten Mile Linear Park will be renamed - the John Yarbrough Linear Park. Duly Executed this 9th day of September 2008.


 


09-09-08 Richard Cranford Retirement
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida hereby conveys our grateful appreciation to Richard M. “Rocco” Cranford for his hard work, outstanding service and contributions to Lee County and thanks Rocco for his commitment to the public safety of our community. Duly Executed this 9th day of September, 2008.


 
expand Date: 8/26/2008


08-26-08 Firefighter Appreciation Week
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby proclaim the week of August 25, 2008 as: LEE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER APPRECIATION WEEK and commend the firefighters of Lee County for the efforts on behalf of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Duly Executed this 19th day of August, 2008.


 


08-26-08 Length of Service
 Formal Recognition of County Employees


 


08-26-08 Sara Nell Hendry Gran
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby recognize Sara Nell Hendry Gran for her strong commitment to Lee County and thank her for her continuing efforts to bring our region’s history to life for current and future generations of Floridians. Duly Executed this 26th day of August, 2008.


 
expand Date: 8/12/2008


08-12-08ReginaSmith
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida hereby conveys our grateful appreciation to Lee County and thanks Regina for her commitment to the economic development of our community. Duly Executed this 12th day of August, 2008.


 


08-12-08AssocCounties
08-12-08 Florida Association of Counties Presentation Recognizing Commissioner Frank Mann


 


08-12-08FamilyHealthCtr
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby proclaim the week of August 10 through 16, 2008 as: “Community Health Center Week” in Lee County, and do recognize the important contributions of the Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida, Inc. in safeguarding health and improving the quality of life for the people of Lee County. Duly Executed this 12th day of August, 2008.


 
expand Date: 8/5/2008


08-05-08ChamberOfCommerce
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby congratulate the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Inc. on its many accomplishments and contributions to the citizens of the community as the Chamber begins its twentieth year. Duly Executed this 5th day of August, 2008.


 


08-05-08 Banners for a Better Environment
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby recognize Roseline Young and Ricki Howie for bringing attention to our precious water resources in Lee County and educating the children and citizens of our community to this world-wide effort on behalf of the environment. Duly Executed this 5th day of August, 2008.


 


08-05-08 Breast Feeding Awareness Week
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS of Lee County does hereby proclaim the week of August 1-9, 2008 as: BREASTFEEDING AWARENESS WEEK in Lee County. Duly Executed this 5th day of August 2008.


 


08-05-08 National Clown Week
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida do hereby proclaim August 1st through August 7th 2008 as: NATIONAL CLOWN WEEK in Lee County and call upon all citizens to join in the appreciation of the fine work these gifted people do in order to make our lives a little more enjoyable. Duly Executed this 5th day of August 2008.


 


08-05-08 Dean Blietz
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby gratefully acknowledge Dean Blietz for his life of service, and his belief that each individual truly can make a difference. Duly Executed this 5th day of August, 2008.


 
expand Date: 6/24/2008


06-24-08 Mango Mania
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida does hereby extend their best wishes for a successful 2008 MANGO MANIA Tropical Fruit Festival. Duly Executed this 24th day of June 2008.


 


06-24-08 Parks and Recreation Month
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby proclaim July as Parks & Recreation month in Lee County and urge all citizens to visit the parks, especially on the weekend of July 26 and 27, when all parking fees will be waived at Lee County regional parks and boat ramps and there will be free admission to the county pools. Duly Executed this 24th day of June, 2008.


 


06-24-08 Stay Alive Just Drive
We urge all residents and visitors to practice safe and law abiding driving habits and follow the simple philosophy of Stay Alert, Stay Focused, Stay Alive.... Just Drive! NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby proclaim June 29th to July 6th, 2008 as: DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS WEEK Duly Executed this 24th day of June, 2008.


 
expand Date: 6/17/2008


06-17-08 Special Olympics and Law Enforcement Torch Run Day
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby proclaim June 17, 2008 as: "SPECIAL OLYMPICS and LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN DAY" in Lee County, Florida, and urge all citizens to join in commending the many athletes, volunteers and law enforcement personnel who bring pride to our community through encouraging, embodying and celebrating the power and spirit of the Special Olympics movement. Duly Executed this 17th day of June, 2008.


 


06-17-08 Child Exploitation Prevention
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby proclaim our commitment to protecting children in Lee County and to send a clear message to child sexual offenders that the criminal and sexual victimization of children will not be tolerated. Duly Executed this 17th day of June, 2008.


 


06-17-08 Westminster Task Force
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County does hereby acknowledge the tremendous contributions of the Westminster Task Force for their exemplary service to Lehigh Acres, thereby helping all of Lee County to be an even better place to live and call home. Duly Executed this 17th day of June, 2008.


 
expand Date: 6/10/2008


06-10-08 Troy Eckenrode Recognition
The Eagle Scout Award stands for a job started by a boy when he first joined Scouting – a job started and finished. The Eagle Scout Award stands for strength of character and is a symbol of what a boy has done. But more importantly, it represents what a boy will be in the future as he grows to manhood. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida does hereby take great pleasure in congratulating Troy Eckenrode on receiving the rank of: EAGLE SCOUT Duly Executed this 10th day of June 2008.


 
expand Date: 6/3/2008


06-03-08 Community Enrichment Award
Community Enrichment Award Recognizing Lee Cummings and Gregg Makepeace


 
expand Date: 5/27/2008


05-27-08 ALS Awareness Month
 NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby proclaim May 2008 as: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Awareness Month in Lee County and be it further Resolved, that the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County strongly urges the President and Congress of the United States to enact legislation to provide additional funding for research in order to find a treatment and eventually a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Duly Executed this 27th day of May 2008.


 


05-27-08 Corkscrew Water Treatment Plant
We hereby acknowledge the contributions and dedication of the operations and maintenance staff at the Corkscrew Water Treatment Plant under the direction of the Lead Operator, Mr. Todd Cichy. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida, does hereby take great pleasure in congratulating Lee County Utilities, and conveying our appreciation for their dedicated contribution to Lee County. Duly Executed this 27th day of May, 2008.


 


05-27-08 Green Meadows Water Treatment
We hereby acknowledge the contributions and dedication of the operators and maintenance staff at the Green Meadows Water Treatment Facility under direction of the Lead Operator, Mr. Val Sikora. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida, does hereby take great pleasure in congratulating Lee County Utilities, and conveying our appreciation for their dedicated contribution to Lee County. Duly Executed this 27th day of May, 2008.


 


05-27-08 Kathy Mayo Recognition
Kathy has been a pioneer and a national and state leader in this field. She is the recipient of many awards, but none is more fitting for a professional of her caliber than this, a new award named after an individual who labored, like Kathy, to bring library services to those whose need is greatest. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby congratulate Kathy Mayo for her professional achievements and thank her for her long-standing commitment to the people of Lee County.


 
expand Date: 5/20/2008


05-20-08 EMS Week
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners, of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby proclaim the week of May 18-24, 2008, as: EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES WEEK in Lee County with the theme, EMS: Your Life is Our Mission, and we encourage the community to observe this week with appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities. Duly Executed this 20th day of May, 2008.


 


05-20-08 Grandparent of the Year
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida would like to take this opportunity to recognize Mrs. Fannie Hall for the unselfish love and steadfast commitment to her family and community which have earned her the Ol’geta Beckworth Foundation’s Grandparent of the Year Award for 2008. Duly Executed this 20th day of May, 2008.


 
expand Date: 5/13/2008


05-13-08 Salvation Army Week
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby proclaim May 12-19, 2008 as: SALVATION ARMY WEEK and urge all our citizens to join me in honoring the dedicated men and women who work or volunteer for this fine organization and touch the lives of so many. Duly Executed this 13th day of May, 2008.


 


05-13-08 Uncommon Friends Foundation Thomas P. Hoolihan, Jr. Day
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby proclaim May 13, 2008 as: Uncommon Friends Foundation and Thomas P. Hoolihan, Jr. Day Duly Executed this 13th day of May, 2008.


 


05-13-08 United Way
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida: that we continue to support the United Way in achieving their fundraising goals as they provide the most effective and efficient critical services to our community in times of need. Duly Executed this 13th day of May 2008.


 
expand Date: 5/6/2008


05-06-08 Positivity Rules Across America Campaign
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby recognize Misha McK and her Positivity Rules Across American Campaign and encourage all citizens to join Misha in her efforts to spread positivity across Southwest Florida and all of America. Duly Executed this 6th day of May, 2008.


 


05-06-08 Letter Carriers National Food Drive
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida does hereby proclaim May 10, 2008 as: LETTER CARRIERS in Lee County and urge our citizens to participate in this worthy cause. Duly Executed this 6th day of May 2008.


 


05-06-08 National Tourism Week
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that in recognition of the unique significance of the American travel industry in the lives of the citizens of Lee County, we do hereby proclaim May 10-18, 2008 as: NATIONAL TOURISM WEEK and call upon the people of Lee County to observe this week, as sanctioned by the U.S. Congress, with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Duly Executed this 6th day of May, 2008.


 
expand Date: 4/29/2008


04-29-08 Fiesta Village Operations Excellence Award
We hereby acknowledge the contributions and dedication of all the hard working employees of Lee County Utilities and especially the operators at the Fiesta Village Advanced Wastewater Facility under direction of the Lead Operator, Dennis Lang. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida, does hereby take great pleasure in congratulating Lee County Utilities, and conveying our appreciation for their dedicated contribution to Lee County. Duly Executed this 29th day of April, 2008.


 
expand Date: 4/15/2008


04-15-08 Drowning Prevention Month
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida recognizes April 2008 as “DROWNING PREVENTION MONTH” and in so doing extends our support to this lifesaving effort initiated by Lee County Emergency Medical Services and community partners. Duly Executed this 15th day of April, 2008.


 


04-15-08 Earth Day
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we hereby proclaim April 19-26, 2008 as: Earth Week in Lee County and urge citizens to support and participate in local activities and events that remind us of our environmental connection to the rest of the planet. Duly Executed this 15th day of April, 2008.


 


04-15-08 Celebrate the Family Day
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby proclaim Saturday, April 19, 2008 as: CELEBRATE THE FAMILY DAY In Lee County and encourage all Lee County residents to participate in and support efforts to foster stronger, healthy families in our community. Duly Executed this 15th day of April, 2008.


 


04-15-08 Length of Service Awards
 Formal Recognition of Employees Before the Board of County Commissioners


 
expand Date: 4/8/2008


04-08-08 Child Abuse Prevention
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby proclaim the month of April 2008 as: Child Abuse Prevention Month in Lee County and urge all citizens to join the Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida in the national effort to raise awareness and help prevent child abuse and neglect. Duly Executed this 8th day of April, 2008.


 


04-08-08 Coach Elmer Tremont
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida takes this opportunity to congratulate Coach Elmer Tremont for a most memorable and outstanding record of coaching excellence in Fort Myers, and thanks Coach Tremont for his devoted service to the thousands of youth whose lives were touched and improved by his tutelage. We hereby extend our very best wishes for an enjoyable and well deserved retirement. Duly Executed this 8th day of April, 2008.


 
expand Date: 4/1/2008


04-01-08 Autism Awareness
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we are pleased to recognize April 2008 as Autism Awareness month and are proud to join Autism Speaks, local professionals and parents who are working diligently to combat autism, increase funding for research, raise awareness about autism and its effect on individuals, families and society, and to bring hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. Duly Executed this 1st day of April, 2008.


 
expand Date: 3/25/2008


03-25-08 Chris Hansen
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida hereby conveys our grateful appreciation to Chris Hansen for his hard work, outstanding service and contributions to Lee County and thanks Chris for his commitment to the public safety of our community. Duly Executed this 25th day of March, 2008.


 


03-25-08 Lehigh Acres Spring Festival
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby proclaim the week of March 28 through April 5, 2008 as: “LEHIGH ACRES SPRING FESTIVAL WEEK” in Lee County and recognize that this is a week of special importance and is worthy of recognition by the citizens of Lee County. Duly Executed this 25th day of March, 2008.


 


03-25-08 NAACP 70th Anniversary
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County Florida congratulates the Lee County Branch of the NAACP on its 70th anniversary with confidence that it will continue to be a vital voice in the future success and prosperity of all of Lee County’s people. Duly Executed this 25th day of March, 2008.


 
expand Date: 3/11/2008


03-11-08 Estero Community Emergency Response Team
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby recognize, thank, and congratulate the Estero Community Emergency Response Team for their commitment to help our citizens prepare for and assist in responding to any type of disaster that we face in Southwest Florida. Duly Executed this 11th day of March, 2008.


 


03-11-08 Ft. Myers Beach Community Emergency Response Team
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby recognize, thank, and congratulate the Fort Myers Beach Community Emergency Response Team for their commitment to help our citizens prepare for and assist in responding to any type of disaster that we face in Southwest Florida. Duly Executed this 11th day of March, 2008.


 
expand Date: 2/26/2008


02-26-08 Lee County Fair
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby extend our sincere appreciation to the Fair Board for their efforts in promoting the Southwest Florida-Lee County Fair in Lee County.


 


02-26-08 Friendship Day
Therefore be it resolved that the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida does declare Saturday, March 1, 2008 to be celebrated as World Friendship Day that the citizens of this county may join with others of our state, our nation, and our world to promote understanding among cultures and respect among people.


 


02-26-08 Jim White
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby convey our grateful appreciation to Jim White for his commitment to our community; and, on behalf of the many volunteers, the many thousands of students, and the citizens of Lee County, we thank Jim for his hard work and dedication to Lee County.


 


02-26-08 Minnesota Twins
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida – along with Lee County’s Parks & Recreation Department, Visitor & Convention Bureau, Sports Authority and Facilities Management Division – do hereby proclaim its full support for the Minnesota Twins organization and we send our most sincere best wishes for success in the upcoming 2008 baseball season.


 


02-26-08 SPAY DAY USA
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida encourages the purchase of the Florida Animal Friend License Plate and recognizes its generous contribution to Lee County by proclaiming February 26, 2008 as: SPAY DAY U*S*A – LEE COUNTY


 
expand Date: 2/19/2008


02-19-08EngineeringWk
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida does hereby extend greetings and best wishes to all observing Engineers Week, February 17-23, 2008.


 


02-19-08 Paulette Burton Award Winner
Winner Kevin Lewis ( Ft Myers ), CEO, Southwest Florida Addition Services


 


02-19-08 Paulette Burton Nominees
We are here today to present the 17th Annual Paulette Burton Citizen of the Year Award.


 
expand Date: 2/12/2008


02-12-08 Black History Month
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida does hereby recognize February 2008 as: Black History Month in Lee County. Duly executed this 12th day of February, 2008.


 
expand Date: 2/5/2008


02-05-08 Matlacha-Pine Island Community Emergency Response Team
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby recognize, thank, and congratulate the Matlacha-Pine Island Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team for their commitment to help our citizens prepare for and assist in responding to any type of disaster that we face in Southwest Florida. Duly Executed this 5th day of February, 2008.


 


02-05-08 North Fort Myers Community Emergency Response Team
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby recognize, thank, and congratulate the North Ft Myers Community Emergency Response Team for their commitment to help our citizens prepare for and assist in responding to any type of disaster that we face in Southwest Florida. Duly Executed this 5th day of February, 2008.


 
expand Date: 1/29/2008


01-29-08 Facilities Recognition
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Lee County Historic Preservation Board does hereby convey our grateful appreciation to the following employees for their service and outstanding contributions in preserving Lee County’s rich historic and cultural heritage.


 


01-29-08 Grandeur Magazine
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Lee County Board of County Commissioners hereby proclaim Grandeur Magazine as a leading source of news and information in the community and a business success, bringing positive attention and notoriety to Lee County.


 
expand Date: 1/22/2008


01-22-08 Shadow Wood at the Brooks, a designated StormReady Supporter
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby recognize and congratulate Shadow Wood at the Brooks for their commitment to making their community more prepared for the many hazards we face in Southwest Florida.


 


01-22-08 Captiva Hurricane Preparation and Response Committee
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby recognize and congratulate the Captiva Hurricane Preparation & Response Committee for their commitment to making their community more prepared for the many hazards we face in Southwest Florida.