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For immediate release - April 4, 2005

Lake County Commission to honor ‘local heroes’ during National County Government Week

TAVARES —National County Government Week (NCGW), taking place the week of April 10, will have a special twist this year as the theme is “Honoring County Heroes.”

From firefighters to parole officers, many county employees across the nation provide critical services to communities each day. Unfortunately, many residents do not fully understand how county employees serve America.

During NCGW in Lake County, several events are planned to help the public realize how the county responds to their needs. County Commissioners are expected to kick off the weeklong recognition by declaring a proclamation of NCGW.

According to the draft proclamation, “Counties provide services that make America’s communities stronger, safer places to live and raise families.”

On Wednesday, April 13, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., several Lake County facilities will host open houses. Staff members from various departments will be on-hand to answer questions and provide educational materials to residents about County services in their area. Locations of open houses are as follows:

  • Lake County Administration Building, 315 W. Main St., Tavares
  • Lake County Welcome Center, 20763 U.S. Highway 27, Groveland
  • Lake County Environmental Services Building, 13130 County Landfill Road, Tavares
  • Lake County Public Works Building, 123 N. Sinclair Ave., Tavares
  • Lake County Animal Shelter, 28123 County Road 561, Tavares

In addition, NCGW will be celebrated at several Lake County-sponsored booths during the Lake County Fair from April 7-16. Several booths touting various County services will be displayed at the fair. Fire-fighting officials from the Lake County Department of Public Safety will also periodically be present at the fair to speak to the public.

“This year we are honoring our county’s heroes, which is especially important for the public to understand who these people are and how they contribute to the community,” said County Commissioner Welton Cadwell, who also serves on the National Association of Counties (NACo) Board of Directors.

First held in 1990 by NACo, NCGW raises awareness and understanding about the roles and responsibilities of county government. More than 1,000 counties annually participate in NCGW by holding a variety of programs and events.

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Contact information:
Christopher Patton
Communications Coordinator
Office: (352) 343-9609; Cell: (352) 455-0445
cpatton@co.lake.fl.us

 
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