MOUNT VERNON — Knox County Commissioners Tuesday passed a resolution proclaiming April 9-13 Knox County Appreciation Week for First Responders in the fight against Ohio’s Opioid Epidemic.

The resolution was passed at the request of the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Licking and Knox counties.

In the resolution the commissioners note that members of the Mental Health and Recovery Board “are committed to leading Knox County in expressing gratitude and appreciation to all community members working on the front lines in the fight against Ohio’s opioid epidemic.”

The commissioners added that they “support a comprehensive system of prevention, education, intervention, interdiction, treatment and recovery for all citizens of Knox County.”

They also “pledge our support for the individuals, family members and professionals throughout our community who are bringing help and bringing hope by working day in and day out to save lives, provide treatment, assist families and support recovery in Knox County.”



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