WAYNE COUNTY RESOLUTION SUPPORTING COMPASSION AND MDCAN

September 3, 2015,

The Wayne County Commissioners unanimously passed a Resolution submitted by Commissioner Alisha Bell that embraced compassion as an overarching value for government.  MDCAN was lauded for its work in this area.  The County Resolution follows:

 HONORING

MDCAN

Spreading compassion throughout Wayne County

WHEREAS, The International Campaign for Compassionate Cities is a global campaign inspired by the Gilden rule with its purpose to encourage city leadership from around the world to create and bring together efforts toward increasing compassion through local initiatives, police and projects; and

WHEREAS, The creation of the METRO DETROIT COMPASSIONATE ACTION NETWORK occurred in 2013 and drew on the principles of the Charter of Compassion and will host the inaugural Compassion Games in metro Detroit September 11-21, 2015; and

WHEREAS, The Compassion Games are a life- and culture-changing experience that ignites, amplifies and catalyzes compassionate action in communities around the world; and

WHEREAS, By becoming part of a compassionate county, city, region or nation, residents become empowered to develop a sense of cooperation and reinvigorated hope; and

WHEREAS, The METRO DETROIT COMPASSIONATE ACTION NETWORK believes a compassionate world is a peaceful world and possible when every man, woman and child treats others as they would wish to be treated – with dignity, equality and respect; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, On this 3rd day of September 2015, that this resolution be spread at length upon the journal of this day’s proceedings of the Wayne County Commission to endure as a lasting record of appreciation to the METRO DETROIT COMPASSIONATE ACTION NETWORK and its continued effort to spread compassion throughout Wayne County and to focus county governance on the community’s need for compassion.

JEWEL WAREVICE-CHAIR PRO TEMPORE

COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 2

GARY WORONCHAK

CHAIRMAN

COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 13

ALISHA R. BELL

VICE-CHAIR

COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 7

RAYMOND E. BASHAM

COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 14

IRMA CLARK-COLEMAN

COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 5

TIM KILLEEN

COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 1

BURTON LELAND

COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 6

RICHARD LEBLANC

COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 12

JOE PALAMARA

COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 15

AL HAIDOUS

COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 11

DIANE L. WEBB

COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 8

JOE BARONE

COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 10

MARTHA G. SCOTT

COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 3

ILONA VARGA

COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 4