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National County Government Week

WHEREAS, the United States faces many changes now and in the future and meeting those challenges successfully lies with County Government, the Government of the future; and

WHEREAS, County Government is committed to stopping unfunded mandates which are depleting local revenues and causing local services to be cut; and

WHEREAS, County Government is the nation's health safety net providing hospital and health services to the poor and those without insurance; and

WHEREAS, County Government is leading the fight to end violence and reduce crime through programs and policies in pursuit of solutions to help our nation's troubled youth; and

WHEREAS, County Government is using technology and invocation to tackle the nation's problems; and

WHEREAS, County Government is flexible and adaptable in providing services directly to the people are able to provide county-wide and regional solutions to problems; and

WHEREAS, America's Counties are America's future and the County of Hunterdon recognizes the contributions made and the leadership offered by our nation's counties;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED, by the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Hunterdon, that April 09 to 15, 2000, is hereby declared as National County Government Week in the County of Hunterdon; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Proclamation be forwarded to the New Jersey Association of Counties, all New Jersey Boards of Chosen Freeholders, Governor Christine Todd Whitman, and Hunterdon County's Legislative Delegation.