Bold commissioners highlight volunteers and pass proclamations – The Coastland Times

In honor of National Volunteer Month in April, Dare County released “Celebrating Dare County’s Volunteers,” a video highlighting the countless contributions made by the hundreds of volunteers who help various county departments throughout the year.

The department heads gave special thanks.

Parks and Recreation has over 1,000 volunteers who coach and officiate. Friends of Youth has volunteer mentors. Hot meals are delivered by volunteers in North Dare and on Hatteras Island. Volunteer firefighters train weekly and fight fires at any time of the day or night. Special Olympics works with volunteer event coordinators, coaches, trainers, officials and managers. The Community Emergency Response Team on Hatteras Island – an all-volunteer operation – was hailed.

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Dozens of volunteers donate their time to serve on county boards, committees and commissions.

“Dare County depends on the hard work and dedication of its volunteers every day,” a press release read.

To watch the “Celebrating Dare County Volunteers” video, go to this link or see below:

Dare Commissioners unanimously passed proclamations for the following:

Week of the Young Child: April 4-8, 2022. The week draws public attention to the needs of young children and their families and recognizes early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

Public Health Week: April 4-10. Kelly Nettnin, Robert Preston and Heather Gardiner of Dare County Health presented the Public Health Week Proclamation and thanked Dare Commissioners for their support. Dare County Board of Commissioners Chairman Robert L. Woodard Sr. commended public health staff for the work they have done over the past two years.

In the proclamation, the council “encourages all residents to recognize that public health strives to ensure that all residents are protected from threats such as COVID-19, influenza, foodborne illness, injury and chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and asthma. .”

Fair Housing Month: Doug Brindley, President of the Outer Banks Association of Realtors, read the resolution to the Board of Directors. The Fair Housing Act was passed on April 11, 1968.

The document proclaims “Dare County as an inclusive community committed to equitable housing and to the promotion of appropriate activities by private and public entities to provide and advocate equal housing opportunity for all residents and potential residents of Dare County”.

Child Abuse Prevention Month: The Dare County Children and Youth Partnership with Dare County Health and Human Services sponsored a proclamation passed by the Dare County Board of Commissioners that declared April County Child Abuse Prevention Month. Child Abuse Prevention Month promotes awareness of the dangers of child abuse and steps to prevent it in the Dare community. According to the proclamation, “Effective strategies to prevent child maltreatment succeed through partnerships created among citizens, social service agencies, schools, faith communities, health care providers, civic organizations, forces order and the business world”.


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