RESOLUTION NO. RS2006-1536
A resolution proclaiming the week of October 15 through October 21, 2006, as National Character Counts! Week.
WHEREAS, the week of October 15th through October 21st, 2006, has been designated Character Counts! Week by the President of the United States; and
WHEREAS, CHARACTER COUNTS! is a consortium of the nation's largest and most influential educational and youth-serving organizations united in one overriding mission: strengthening the character of America's youth; and
WHEREAS, Character Counts! is a national grass-roots effort to provide a common vocabulary among the varying facets of the community to raise awareness of the need for good character; and
WHEREAS, the goal is to provide guidance, training and ideas on how to integrate the Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship into school programs, organizations and communities; and
WHEREAS, Character Counts! allows for a multitude of programs for educators, youth and community leaders to increase awareness through programs and events to build local consensus on core ethical values; and
WHEREAS, the approach is that in order to teach character we must also enforce it, advocate it, and model it; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council recognizes October 15th through October 21st, 2006, as National Character Counts! Week and call upon and encourage all public officials, business leaders, educators, and all Tennesseans to observe this week and to celebrate that character does, indeed, count.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. The Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as proclaiming the week of October 15th through October 21st, 2006, as National Character Counts! Week.
Section 2. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Buck Dozier
|Referred:||Rules & Confirmations Committee|
|Introduced:||October 3, 2006|
|Adopted:||October 3, 2006|
|Approved:||October 10, 2006|