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<br />ORANGE COUNTY <br />BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> <br />ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: October 20, 2020 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 4-a <br /> <br />SUBJECT: Resolution of Recognition for Judicial District 15-B Senior Resident Superior <br />Court Judge Carl R. Fox Upon His Retirement <br /> <br />DEPARTMENT: Board of Commissioners, <br />Criminal Justice Resource <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />ATTACHMENT(S): <br /> <br />Resolution <br /> <br /> <br />INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> <br />David Hunt, 919-245-2126 <br />Cait Fenhagen, 919-245-2303 <br /> <br /> <br />PURPOSE: To approve a resolution recognizing Judicial District 15-B Senior Resident Superior <br />Court Judge Carl R. Fox upon his retirement. <br /> <br />BACKGROUND: Judge Carl Fox has served as the Senior Resident Superior Judge in 15-B <br />since 2005, when he was first sworn in. He has served with distinction in that role for over fifteen <br />years. <br /> <br />Judge Fox previously served as the District Attorney for Orange and Chatham counties. He was <br />appointed in 1984, elected in 1986, then re-elected four more times before his eventual <br />appointment as a Superior Court Judge. <br /> <br />Judge Fox has served the residents of Orange and Chatham County honorably and tirelessly for <br />over 30 years. He made the decision to retire at the end of September 2020, and he leaves a <br />legacy of judicial integrity, courage in the face of extreme hardship and a career dedicated to <br />ensuring equity and fairness for all. Staff requests that the Board formally adopt the attached <br />resolution recognizing Judge Fox for his service and impact in Orange County. <br /> <br />FINANCIAL IMPACT: There is no financial impact associated with approving the resolution. <br /> <br />SOCIAL JUSTICE IMPACT: There is no Orange County Social Justice Goal impact associated <br />with the resolution. <br /> <br />ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: There is no Orange County Environmental Responsibility Goal <br />impact associated with the resolution. <br /> <br />RECOMMENDATION(S): The Manager recommends that the Board approve and authorize the <br />Chair to sign the resolution, and express its appreciation to Judge Fox for his distinguished <br />service. <br />1