Mayor Designates Oct. as National Disability Employment Awareness Month

By way of proclamation, Berea Mayor Steve Connelly has designated October 2017 as National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Eef Fontanez (left) received the proclamation Tuesday on behalf of the Berea Human Rights Commission. The proclamation reads as follows:

Whereas: Workplaces welcoming of the talents of all people, including people with disabilities, are a critical part of our efforts to build an inclusive community and strong economy, and

Whereas; in this spirit, the city of Berea, Kentucky is recognizing National Disability Employment Awareness Month this October to raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of people with disabilities, and

Whereas, activities during this month will reinforce the value and talent people with disabilities add to our workplaces and communities and affirm our city’s commitment to an inclusive community.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Steve Connelly, do hereby proclaim October 2017 as

NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH.

In so doing, I call upon employers, schools and other community organizations in Berea, Kentucky to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities, and to advance its important message that people with disabilities are equal to the task throughout the year.”

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