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MOTION:hILL March 11,1997 <br />Regular Meeting <br />SECOND:BARG Res.No.97-178 <br />RE:PROCLAIM MARCH 1997 AS “MENTAL RETARDATION <br />AWARENESS AND PREVENTION MONTH” <br />ACTION:APPROVED <br />WhEREAS,the Virginia Association for Retarded Citizens,the Association for <br />Retarded Citizens-Greater Prince William\INSIGHT,Inc.,and the Prince William County <br />Community Services Board recognize the month of March as “Mental Retardation Awareness <br />and Prevention Month”;and <br />WHEREAS,education about mental retardation may prevent the disability, <br />lessen its emotional and economic impact,and promote the presence and participation of people <br />with mental retardation in the mainstream of community life; <br />NOW,THEREFORE,BE IT RESOLVED that the Prince William Board of <br />County Supervisors does hereby endorse the designation of the month of March 1997 as <br />“Mental Retardation Awareness and Prevention Month”in Prince William County and urges <br />every official and citizen to learn more about mental retardation and its preventable causes, <br />about the services we provide to assist people with mental retardation and their families,and <br />about the real contributions of our friends,family members,and fellow citizens who have mental <br />retardation. <br />Votes: <br />Ayes:Barg,Caddigan,Hill,Jenkins,McQuigg,Seefeldt,Thompson,Wilbourn <br />Nays:None <br />Absent from Vote:None <br />Absent from Meeting:None <br />For Information: <br />Executive Director,CSB <br />CERTIFIED COPY <br />Clerl~,fothe Board