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    Minutes of October 15, 2007 Board of Commissioners' Regular Meeting (adopted)

Wake County Board of Commissioners

October 15, 2007

The Wake County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday, October

15, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Room, 7th Floor, Wake County Courthouse,

Raleigh, North Carolina. Members present were Commissioners Lindy Brown, Joe Bryan,

Paul Coble, Kenneth M. Gardner, Harold H. Webb, and Chairman Tony Gurley.

Commissioner Betty Lou Ward participated by conference call.

Tony Gurley, Chairman
Wake County Board of Commissioners
Project Homeless Connect Day

Commissioner Brown offered a proclamation for Project Homeless Connect Day in Wake County.

Upon motion by Commissioner Brown, seconded by Commissioner Gardner, the Board voted unanimously to adopt the Proclamation for Declaring October 25, 2007 as Project Homeless Connect Day in Wake County.

County of Wake
Project Homeless Connect Day

WHEREAS, ending homelessness is a national, statewide and a Triangle-wide initiative, with more than 300 communities across the United States, more than 20 Cities and Counties across North Carolina and in the Research Triangle: Raleigh/Wake County; Durham/ Durham County; and, Chapel Hill/Orange County each adopting and implementing 10-Year Plans to End Homelessness; and

WHEREAS, each night across the Triangle, on average approximately 2,000 persons are homeless including more than 300 homeless children; and

WHEREAS, on October 25, 2007, Triangle area counties and communities are working together to coordinate an event that has become a nationally recognized best practice held in more than 150 cities across the U.S., called “Project Homeless Connect”. On this day three Triangle-area locations - one in Durham, one in Chapel Hill and one in Raleigh at Moore Square Park - are working together to bring the wide range of services and service providers to one place. In each of these cities persons who are homeless will be linked with the services, potentials for housing, and the specific assistance they need to begin the process which will move them from homelessness and help to more quickly regain stability in their lives; and

WHEREAS, in support of “Project Homeless Connect”, the participating counties and communities including: Wake County; City of Raleigh; Durham County; City of Durham; Orange County; Town of Chapel Hill; Town of Carrboro; and Town of Hillsborough; and in support of the estimated more than 500 homeless individuals and households expected to attend and receive assistance;

NOW, THEREFORE, the Wake County Board of Commissioners, join leaders of each participating local and county government to hereby proclaim October 25, 2007 as Project Homeless Connect Day and join these leaders to challenge citizens, businesses, civic and faith organizations across the triangle to support this and other efforts to end and prevent homelessness in each of our communities.

ADOPTED this the 15th day of October, 2007.
Tony C. Gurley, Chairman
Wake County Board of Commissioners