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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: September 15, 2020 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 6-a <br /> SUBJECT: Proposed Naming of the Whitted Building Meeting Room as the Donna Baker <br /> Boardroom <br /> DEPARTMENT: County Manager <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> Orange County Property Naming Policy Bonnie Hammersley, 919-245-2306 <br /> PURPOSE: To consider stating the Board's intent to adopt a resolution for the naming of the <br /> Whitted Building Meeting Room as the Donna Baker Boardroom. <br /> BACKGROUND: Donna Baker, Clerk to the Orange County Board of Commissioners, passed <br /> away unexpectedly at her home in Orange County on July 31, 2020. Donna was appointed <br /> Clerk to the Board in June 2002 and served as Clerk for over 18 years. Donna served the <br /> residents of Orange County and a total of 18 different members of the Board of Commissioners <br /> as a dependable, smart, dedicated, steadfast, and calming spirit. <br /> Donna Baker is remembered for her spirit, her energy and her innumerable contributions to <br /> Orange County. Donna treated County residents with special warmth when they came to her for <br /> help. She was a dedicated public servant, especially to the Board of Orange County <br /> Commissioners. <br /> In memory and appreciation of Donna's dedication and commitment, the proposal to name the <br /> Whitted Building Meeting Room as the Donna Baker Boardroom is presented to the Board of <br /> Orange County Commissioners for consideration. <br /> FINANCIAL IMPACT: The financial impact will be signage (plaque) not to exceed $2,000 from <br /> the Board of Orange County Commissioners' miscellaneous account. <br /> SOCIAL JUSTICE IMPACT: The following Orange County Social Justice Goal is applicable to <br /> this item: <br /> • GOAL: ENABLE FULL CIVIC PARTICIPATION <br /> Ensure that Orange County residents are able to engage government through voting and <br /> volunteering by eliminating disparities in participation and barriers to participation. <br /> ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: There is no Orange County Environmental Responsibility Goal <br /> impact associated with this item. <br /> RECOMMENDATION(S): The Manager recommends that the Board: <br /> 1) receive this information; <br /> 2) consider stating its intent to consider adopting a resolution at a future meeting naming the <br /> Whitted Building Meeting Room as the Donna Baker Boardroom; and <br /> 3) if the Board states that intent, direct staff to present a proposed resolution to the Board at <br /> a future meeting. <br />