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Oct. 6, 2022
'Everyone Needs a Friend' 
Commissioners presented Emma Campbell, an 11-year-old fifth-grader at Lawton Chiles Elementary School, with the 2022 Anti-Bullying Recognition Award for her efforts to stop bullying at her school and providing comfort to victims. "Everyone needs a friend," said Emma, who was embraced by her parents at the podium and received a loud ovation from those in attendance.

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Sheriff's Hispanic Advisory Council 
The BOCC recognized the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Hispanic Advisory Council for its 40 years of service as a vital liaison between the law enforcement agency and the Hispanic community.
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Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Praising the powerful partnerships between state and local agencies, nonprofit and private organizations, and numerous others, the BOCC declared October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Noting the impressive progress being made in the battle against breast cancer and the importance of early detection, commissioners declared October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 
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Commissioners Support Families Affected by Gun Violence

The Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners voted to dedicate long-term office space to Rise Up for Peace, a Florida nonprofit organization that provides grief counseling services to families affected by gun violence. The office will be located at the Lee Davis Community Resource Center, 3402 N. 22nd St., Tampa, FL 33605. Rise Up partners with law enforcement, public officials, and organizations to unite as “One Voice, One Sound” against violent crime.

Arts Grants Foster Cultural Enrichment Throughout County

The Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners approved agreements for $385,000 in Cultural Development and Community Arts Impact grants supporting 38 Hillsborough County cultural institutions and community organizations sponsoring performing and visual arts activities. These grants will foster the development of cultural enrichment activities located throughout the county in locations such as Brandon, Dover, Plant City, New Tampa, Temple Terrace, Tampa, Ybor City, and more.

Grant Award Enhances Fire Rescue Safety Measures

The Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners accepted a U.S. Department of Homeland Security grant that will boost Fire Rescue's safety measures on the water. The $313,166 award will be used to purchase a rescue boat complete with explosive-detection equipment. The new vessel will enhance marine firefighting, water rescue, and hazard responses to the Port of Tampa and surrounding areas.

Disaster Assistance Resources Available for Residents Impacted by Hurricane Ian

Cleaning Up After Ian

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