Terri Jones of the March of Dimes Western Colorado Chapter was there to receive the proclamation.
The proclamation read, in part:
"Whereas, the March of Dimes Foundation is a pioneer in improving the health of infants and women of childbearing age by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality; and...
"Whereas, 5,516 babies were born preterm in the state of Colorado, representing 8.4 percent of all 2014 state births; and
"Whereas, the March of Dimes has set a national goal of reducing preterm birth to 5.5 percent in every state by 2030."
|From left, Commissioners Scott McInnis, Rose Pugliese and John Justman stand with Terri Jones of the March of Dimes Western Colorado chapter.|
|Terri Jones spoke briefly to the Commissioners after the proclamation was read.|