Up & Coming Weekly

February 18, 2020

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM FEBRUARY 19-25, 2020 UCW 31 Input Needed for Hazard Mitigation Plan e first public meeting for the Cumberland-Hoke Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan will be held Feb. 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the E. E. Miller Recreation Center, 1347 Rim Rd., Fayetteville. Anyone interested in the plan or would like to share ideas for helping our community become more resilient to future natural disasters is encouraged to attend the meeting. Cumberland and Hoke counties are in the process of updating the existing plan. Hazard mitigation plans are used to understand risks from natural hazards such as severe weather and develop long-term strategies that will reduce the impacts of future events on people, property, and the environment. e counties are working in collaboration with AECOM, a planning and consulting company to update the plan, utilizing funds appropriated by the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management. Community involvement and feedback are vital to the success of the plan. Citizens may also provide feedback through an online survey at https://www. surveymonkey.com/r/9VGHWBR. Cumberland County Emergency Management Planners Garry Crumpler (left) Jason Faragoi (right) and Emergeny Management Intern Marc Baker at a Jan. 19 meeting. County Names Deputy Manager C umberland County Manager Amy Cannon appointed Duane Holder as the Deputy County Manager Feb. 3. Holder has been the Assistant County Manager for Community Support Services since September 2017. "To advance the depth of leadership in the future, I am pleased to announce that I am reclassifying Duane Holder's Assistant County Manager position to Deputy County Manager. e other management team members are fully supportive of this move. Duane has earned the respect and confidence of the department heads he leads and will be a greater asset to the county in this expanded role," Cannon said. Holder, who served as interim Health Director for 18 months, will maintain responsibility over the Community Support Services portfolio, which includes Social Services, Public Health, Child Support, Community Development, Library, Pretrial Services, Veterans Services and Senior Community Service Employment. In addition, he will also lead the County's budget division and serve on the board of Alliance Health. Prior to joining Cumberland County government, Holder was the Deputy County Manager and Chief Financial Officer for Pitt County from 2012 to September 2017. Holder is also an Air Force veteran and has more than 20 years of experience in finance and county government. Holder One-Stop Early Voting through February 29 Information on voting hours, dates, precincts and more at: electionready.net Gain a better understanding of what county government does and how the various departments play a vital role in the community. Cumberland County is accepting applications for its upcoming Citizens' Academy running March 24 – May 5. e academy is free and held on six Tuesdays from 6 – 9 p.m. at various county government locations. Participants must be residents of Cumberland County. Class size is limited, and academy slots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, visit co.cumberland.nc.us and find Citizens' Academy under the "Residents" button, call 910-321-6579 or email jsoles@ co.cumberland.nc.us. Citizens' Academy Cumberland County News for Cumberland County Residents co.cumberland.nc.us Cumberland Matters February is National Children's Dental Health Month. To celebrate, the Cumberland County Department of Public Health will present a free dental education program "Get a Gold Medal Smile" to help parents and children get started and continue with proper dental care. Program times are Feb. 25 and 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the third-floor auditorium of the Health Department, located at 1235 Ramsey St., Fayetteville. You do not need an appointment. Call 910-433-3890 for information. Get a Gold Medal Smile will provide information about when children should have their first dental visit and the importance of regular dental examinations. Other topics covered will include preventing early childhood tooth decay, the change from baby teeth to permanent teeth, proper brushing, stopping and preventing thumb sucking, dental sealants, choosing the right mouth protector for active children and adolescents, and tobacco prevention examinations. Dental Insurance Product not available in all states. Includes the Participating Providers and Preventive Benefits Rider. Acceptance guaranteed for one insurance policy/certificate of this type. Contact us for complete details about this insurance solicitation. 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