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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: April 6, 2021 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 4-b <br /> SUBJECT: Proclamation Recognizing Thom Freeman-Stuart <br /> DEPARTMENT: Board of Commissioners <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> Proclamation Laura Jensen, Clerk to the Board, 919- <br /> 245-2130 <br /> PURPOSE: To consider a proclamation recognizing and expressing gratitude to retired Orange <br /> County Assistant Deputy Clerk Thom Freeman-Stuart. <br /> BACKGROUND: After almost 15 years of dedicated service to Orange County, Thom Freeman- <br /> Stuart retired on March 31, 2021. <br /> Following a career in the private sector, Thom Freeman-Stuart joined Animal Services in 2003 as <br /> an Office Assistant. He then became an Accounting Technician with the Department of Social <br /> Services in 2008. Mr. Freeman-Stuart joined the Board of County Commissioners' office as an <br /> Assistant to the Clerk in 2013 and was reclassified to an Assistant Deputy Clerk in 2017. <br /> Mr. Freeman-Stuart managed the advisory boards and commissions process, by recruiting <br /> volunteers, maintaining records, ensuring appointments were made in a timely manner, and acting <br /> as the liaison between the Board of County Commissioners and the advisory boards and <br /> commissions. Mr. Freeman-Stuart also oversaw the day to day financial matters of the Board of <br /> County Commissioners' office, and assisted in developing and monitoring the budget each fiscal <br /> year. Additionally, he served as the lead person for arranging special functions in the county, <br /> including advisory board volunteer and employee recognition events. <br /> FINANCIAL IMPACT: There is no financial impact associated with this item. <br /> SOCIAL JUSTICE IMPACT: There is no Orange County Social Justice Goal impact associated <br /> with this item. <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 approve and authorize <br /> the Chair to sign the attached proclamation recognizing and expressing appreciation to Thom <br /> Freeman-Stuart for his service to the people of Orange County and wishing him well in his <br /> retirement. <br />