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City of Miami Proclamtion for Problem Gambling Awareness Month

City of Miami Proclamtion for Problem Gambling Awareness Month

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THE CITY OF MIAMI

Proclamation

WHEREAS: The City of Miami has designated March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month to demonstrate its support in ending problem gambling and to support the initiative of Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling to bring awareness to the issues surrounding problem gambling in our community; and

WHEREAS: The City of Miami recognizes the importance of educating the public on the seriousness of the problem gambling and the prevalence of this issue; and

WHEREAS: The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) is a not-for-profit corporation contracting with the State of Florida and serves as the designated authority on issues related to problem and compulsive gambling; and

WHEREAS: The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) provides a myriad of resource materials and toolkits, training for professionals to properly diagnose, assess and treat identified problem or compulsive gamblers; and

WHEREAS: The City of Miami The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling's effort to develop prevention, education and outreach programs, conduct and sponsor research, assist law enforcement authorities on gambling related legal cases, design training programs for governments, the gaming industry and others and oversee a series of special programs and services; and

WHEREAS: It is fitting and appropriate that officials of the City of Miami, on behalf of our citizens, pause in our deliberations in recognition of Problem Gambling Awareness Month to join the cause to support in ending problem gambling; and

Now THEREFORE: I, Tomas P. Regalado, Mayor of the City of Miami, Florida, do hereby proclaim the month of March in the year 2015, as

Problem Gambling Awareness Month

IN OBSERVANCE THEREOF: I call upon all residents of the City of Miami to join me and commit to the cause of problem gambling.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF: I hereunto set my hand and cause the seal of the City of Miami to be affixed.

DONE: In the Office of the Mayor of the City of Miami, Florida.

March 2, 2015