The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors today issued a Proclamation declaring October National Community Planning Month. The Proclamation reads in part:
“WHEREAS, change is constant and affects all cities, towns, suburbs, counties… rural areas, and other places; and
WHEREAS, community planning and plans can help manage this change in a way the provides better choices for how people work and live; and
WHEREAS, community planning provides an opportunity for all residents to be meaningfully involved in making choices that determine the future of their community; and
WHEREAS, the full benefits of planning requires public officials and citizens who understand, support, and demand excellence in planning and plan implementation; and
WHEREAS, the month of October is designated as National Community Planning Month throughout the United States of America and its territories; and
WHEREAS, the American Planning Association and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, endorse National Community Planning Month as an opportunity to highlight the contributions sound planning and plan implementation make to the quality of our settlements and environment; and
WHEREAS, the celebration of National Community Planning Month gives us the opportunity to publicly recognize the participation and dedication of the members of planning commissions and other citizen planners who have contributed their time and expertise to the improvement of DeSoto County, Mississippi; and
WHEREAS, we recognize the many valuable contribution made by professional community and regional planners of DeSoto County, Mississippi and extend our heartfelt thanks for the continued commitment to public service by these professionals.
NO, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT, THE MONTH OF October 2021 is hereby designated as Community Planning Month in DeSoto County, Mississippi in conduction with the celebration of National Community Planning Month.
Adopted on this 4h day of October, 2021.