| Date: 10/1/2019|
4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills; and
Whereas, the Lee County 4-H Youth Development Program exists to develop young people, ages 5 through 18, and has served young people in our state since 1909; and
Whereas, the 4-H Program has molded itself to meet the needs of our citizens by focusing on developing rural, suburban and urban youth and, through the Florida Cooperative Extension, teaches youth by utilizing the research and knowledge base of our state's land grant institutions, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida; and
Whereas, through "learning by doing" experiences, young people in the 4-H Program practice life skills with the guidance of caring adult volunteer mentors and Cooperative Extension faculty and staff; and
Whereas, 4-H provides Lee County youth the opportunities to develop positive relationships, competencies and attitudes that will assist them in making positive choices for their lives, thereby effectively preparing them to meet the challenges of becoming productive citizens; NOW, THEREFORE., BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida does hereby proclaim the week of October 1, 2019 as 4-H WEEK in Lee County.
WHEREAS, Build My Future Lee County is an annual event designed to help increase student awareness of the career opportunities available in the construction industry; and
WHEREAS, the construction industry is one of our nation’s largest industries, employing more than 5 million individuals in the United States and one of the largest employers in Lee County; and
WHEREAS, significant voids exist in new construction professionals with an estimated 1.4 million needed by 2022; and
WHEREAS, through a collaborative effort that involves policymakers as well as local educators, opportunities should be created and promoted to provide construction career paths for all students at all academic and social levels; and
WHEREAS, Build My Future Lee County was created by the Lee Building Industry Association in partnership with the Lee County School District to educate and promote careers in construction to students within Lee County; and
WHEREAS, the goal of the Build My Future Lee County initiative is to create a positive outlook about careers in the construction industry and provide a path for students to become construction professionals, and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida does hereby proclaim that October 2019 shall be known, designated, and set aside as “Build My Future Lee County Month” in Lee County and urges all citizens to join us in promoting a career in construction.
Whereas, on October 13, 1775, the United States Navy was established by our nation’s leaders to maintain, train, and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression, and maintaining freedom of the seas; and
Whereas, for 244 years the United State Navy has answered the call of duty to protect this nation and its democratic values both in times of war and peace; and
Whereas, the United States Navy has been instrumental in presenting the ideals of fairness, equality, and courage all over the world through selfless actions of its men and women; and
Whereas, the central theme of the 2019 United States Navy birthday is, “No Higher Honor”, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest naval combat in history, where Sailors demonstrated unmatched courage and dedication to sacrifice for their country; and
Whereas, today, we celebrate the continued strength, professionalism and bravery of our resilient Navy Sailors, Personnel and Veterans, and observe October 13, 2019, as the 244th birthday of the United States Navy;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida does hereby proclaim October 13, 2019 as “The 244th Birthday of the United States Navy” in Florida and urges our citizens to commend its observance.
| Date: 9/17/2019|
It is estimated that 22 percent of Florida citizens are 65 years of age or older; and
Whereas, it is estimated that one fourth of people 65 and older will fall each year; and
Whereas, according to Florida Health Charts Death Count Query System, falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among people 65 and older in Florida, leading to 2,886 deaths in 2018; 57,862 hospitalizations in 2018; and 185,447 emergency department visits in 2018; and
Whereas, falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries among Florida citizens 65 years of age and older, with falls accounting for 58 percent of fatal traumatic brain injuries among older adults; and
Whereas, falls can lead to depression, loss of mobility, and loss of functional independence; and
Whereas, evidence-based programs reduce falls by utilizing cost-effective strategies, such as exercise programs to improve balance and strength, medication management, vision improvement, reduction of home hazards, and fall prevention education; and
Whereas, the Florida Falls Prevention Coalition is working to increase awareness of this issue, promote multidisciplinary strategies to prevent falls, and encourage citizens to take steps to protect those who are at an increased risk of falling;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida does hereby proclaim September 23, 2019 as “Falls Prevention Awareness Day” in
Lee County and urges our citizens to commend its observance.