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Lake County to celebrate National County Government Week

RELEASE DATE: May 4, 2009

TAVARES — Lake County will celebrate National County Government Week (May 3-9) with an informational table staffed with members of the Lake County Green Team on Tuesday, May 5, at the Lake County Administration Building, located at 315 W. Main St., Tavares.

“I am proud of the variety of services we provide to the community and our ‘green government’ efforts,” said Lake County Commissioner Welton Cadwell. “National County Government Week is a great opportunity for the public to take a closer look at what we do, how we do it and the people behind the services we provide.”

The theme for this year’s celebration is “Greening Our Future.” Local residents and business owners are encouraged to visit the information booth to learn about how Lake County is working toward a “greener government.” Information available at the booth will include a host of County green programs, such as the Green Building and Adopt-a-Lake programs, and the upcoming “Professionals Turning Green Symposium” on June 11-12 at Lakeside Inn in Mount Dora.

The symposium’s agenda includes presentations on a variety of topics including green energy, green enterprise, greening government, green construction, green lodging and greening solid waste. The intended audience for the symposium is entrepreneurs, land-use planners, engineers, architects, hoteliers, civil engineers, solid-waste staff and public health & government officials. For more information or to register, log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov/green_symposium/.

The Green Team, which was created in February 2008, works to help bring County Government and the community to the forefront of conservation awareness and practices. The Lake County Green Team is comprised of employees from a variety of County Government departments and the Lake County Health Department. The team is charged with suggesting ways to protect Lake County's natural resources.

Sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo), National County Government Week was first celebrated in 1991 to raise public awareness and understanding about the roles and responsibilities of the nation’s counties. Lake County is a member of NACo, the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States. The organization advances issues with a unified voice before the federal government, improves the public’s understanding of county government, assists counties in finding and sharing innovative solutions through education and research and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money. For more information about NACo, log on to www.naco.org.

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