2003 Adopted Resolutions
71st Annual Meeting

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WHEREAS, President George W. Bush has called for an American culture of service to others, and created the USA Freedom Corps; and

WHEREAS, public areas throughout the United States, such as national parks, local playgrounds and other natural areas are in desperate need of upkeep and repair; and

WHEREAS, the Take Pride in America program is an initiative by the Department of Interior to promote public-private partnerships to encourage volunteerism to help clean up America's lands; and

WHEREAS, Take Pride in America will create opportunities for Americans from around the country to restore and repair America's natural splendors and recreation areas, and

WHEREAS, Take Pride in America encourages members of all sectors of society, from corporations, to businessmen and women, to teenage volunteers to get involved in restoring the splendor of nature in America; and

WHEREAS, recognition from the Department of the Interior and the President of the United States will be given to those individuals and organizations that give exemplary service,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the U.S. Conference of Mayors affirms its support for the Take Pride in America program in preserving and restoring public lands throughout the United States.