Seminole County (FL) Commission Meeting
9 September 2014
Jocelyn Williamson (223 words - 1:21)

Thank you Mr. Chairman, board members and fellow citizens of Seminole county.

I would ask that you survey the room and regard our community gathered here.

This moment of reflection is to remind us that we are here to work in harmony even when there may be honest disagreement. We gather together this morning to share our collective wisdom to face the needs of our county. We are here to consider many issues and find the optimum solutions.

As you work through the agenda today, be confident that what you are doing serves to build a better Seminole County.  In the words of Albert Einstein “Nothing truly valuable can be achieved except by the unselfish cooperation of many individuals.”

THAT is what is happening here today.

The success of our government stems from commitment of you and your staff to serving the people. It isn't in strength in numbers, but strength in our actions. May we learn from how we faced our past challenges and in This meeting This morning, may each of us here give and receive the supportive communication we need to develop and grow our county, together.

I would like to close with a quote from Henry Ford.

 “Coming together is a beginning.

Keeping together is progress.

Working together is success.”

May today’s meeting be nothing but successful.

Thank you.