One of the best things to come out of 2-1-1 Day was this video from the Feb. 4 meeting of the Brevard County Commission. And one of the best things in the video is the comments by County Manager Howard Tipton.
“Libby (Donoghue) and her team have just done a remarkable job and we really are a much stronger and safer community with them,” he said after reading the proclamation of 2-1-1 Day for Feb. 11.
Watch all one minute and 17 seconds here:
“We didn’t expect much fanfare when we went to accept the proclamation,” said Libby Donoghue, executive director. “But we got a wonderful surprise.”
Chairwoman Mary Bolin Lewis presented the framed version to Donoghue and communications manager Belinda Stewart, who had requested it from the commission.
The “short version” hit 211 views as of 3:37 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, after a push via email and social media.
Text of the proclamation follows:
WHEREAS, the agency now known as 2-1-1 Brevard Inc. has celebrated its 50th anniversary, having been part of Brevard County since 1963, when it began as a grassroots organization serving individuals and families impacted by mental illness; and
WHEREAS, 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember telephone number that connects people with important community services and offers crisis intervention 24 hours a day, while helping maintain the integrity of and complementing the 9-1-1 system; and
WHEREAS, in May 2001, Brevard County became the first community in Florida and the seventh in the nation to make 2-1-1 available to its citizens; and
WHEREAS, 2-1-1 provides critical information to thousands of callers in times of community emergency, including hurricanes, wildfires and threats to public health and safety; and
WHEREAS, access to and data from 2-1-1 Brevard have been essential components for strategies for many county initiatives including Together in Partnership, the Continuum of Care, the Commission on Aging, and the Commission on Mental Health and Community Solutions;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, does hereby proclaim Feb. 11, 2014, as
in Brevard County.
DONE, ORDERED AND ADOPTED in regular session, this 4th day of February, A.D., 2014.