On Monday, December 1, 2014, Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison signed the proclamation to proclaim December 1 through December 5, 2014, as COMMUNITY COLLEGE WORK$ WEEK IN POLK COUNTY.
The proclamation reads:
TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS COME – GREETINGS:
WHEREAS: The future of the citizens of Polk County depends on our ability to attract new business and industry to the County with jobs that pay well and to provide the means for existing business and industry to expand; and
WHEREAS: The labor force that Polk County wishes to provide in the global market is a highly educated, highly trained, and highly skilled labor force, able to compete effectively for jobs; and
WHEREAS: The County of Polk is committed to working to attract new investment, to grow and diversify Polk County’s economy, and to create new jobs in our County by making sure that people have local access to the education and training they need to build a stronger County workforce; and
WHEREAS: Providing the best local education and training possible to the citizens of Polk County is vital to the process of enhancing the economic security of our County, and RMCC has long been a leader in providing our citizens with education and training to meet local workforce needs; and
WHEREAS: “Community College Work$ Week” promotes RMCC by increasing public awareness of its mission and vital role in meeting local economic development and workforce needs.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Brandon Ellison, Polk County Judge, do hereby proclaim December 1 through 5, 2014, as
“COMMUNITY COLLEGE WORK$ WEEK” IN POLK COUNTY and call upon the people of Polk County to join in recognizing and participating in the activities of this week.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the County of Polk to be affixed this 1st day of December, in the year of our Lord 2014.
Pictured l to r; (sitting) Tammy Young, RMCC Director of Development and Community Relations, Brandon Ellison, Polk County Judge, Dr. Phillip Wilson, RMCC President. (standing) Dr. Steve Rook, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs and Morris Boydstun, Vice President of Administration.