Supervisors BREH and CALLERY offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION RENAMING THE CIVIL DEFENSE DEPARTMENT/FIRE COORDINATOR’S OFFICE TO “FULTON COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE”

WHEREAS, Resolution 37 of 1974 combined the Office of Fulton County Fire Coordinator and Director of Civil Defense; and

WHEREAS, the term “Civil Defense” is no longer in common use to describe the multitude of activities carried out in emergency services departments; and

WHEREAS, the Civil Defense/Fire Coordinator recommends changing the title of the Civil Defense Department/Fire Coordinator’s Office to “Emergency Management Office” to better reflect the current mission of the Office; and

WHEREAS, said proposed renaming would be more in line with state and federal agencies performing a similar mission, as well as with other organizations supporting emergency services at the county and local levels; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Fulton County Civil Defense Director/Fire Coordinator’s Office be, and hereby is, renamed “Fulton County Emergency Management Office” effective January 1, 2019; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the Civil Defense/Fire Coordinator do each and every other thing necessary to further the purport of this Resolution; and, be it further RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be forwarded to the County Treasurer, Fulton County Fire Advisory Board, Emergency Management Office, All Departments, Budget Director/County Auditor, Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board.

Seconded by Supervisor BLACKMON and adopted by the following vote: TOTAL: Ayes: 18 Nays: 0 Absent: 2 (Supervisors Kinowski and Waldron)

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