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04/03/2018 04Ai Disability Awareness Month ProclamationBUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT 1 Item No. A.i. For Meeting of: April 3, 2018 ITEM TITLE: Disability Awareness Month proclamation SUBMITTED BY: Cally Price, Administrative Assistant to the City Manager SUMMARY EXPLANATION: See attached. Tom Gaulke, Entrust, to accept. ITEM BUDGETED: STRATEGIC PRIORITY: STAFF RECOMMENDATION: BOARD/COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type d Disability Awareness Proclamation 3;2&'2018 Coyer Memo 2 CITY OE(A7(1911 P1RO CLA.VLA tIOW WirEREAS, 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 W7IEc1ZEAS, the month of April has been designated as Disability Awareness Month to celebrate and recognize people with disabilities; and rWirEREAS, disability is a natural part of the human experience and in no way diminishes the right of individuals with disabilities; and WirEREAS, individuals with disabilities are able to live independently, enjoy self-determination, make choices, contribute to society and experience full public participation in the economic, political, social, cultural, and educational- mainstream ducationalmainstream of American society; and WirEREAS, family members, friends, and members of the community can play a central role in enhancing the lives of peopk with disabilities, especially when the family and community are provided with necessary support services; and WirEREAS, public and private employers are aware of the capabilities of people with disabilities to be engaged in competitive workin inclusive settings; and WirEREAS, the goals of this city and state properly include providing individuals with disabilities the opportunities and support to make informed choices and decisions; live in homes and communities where such individuals can exercise their full rights and responsibilities as citizens; pursue meaningful and productive lives; contribute to their famiry, community, state, and nation; and WirEREAS, individuals with disabilities have interdependent friendships and relationships with others and achieve full inclusion in society. 3 NOW, '111 -ERE ORE, I, Kathy Coffey, Mayor of the City of (Yakima, and on behalf of the 'Yakima City Council, do hereby proclaim the month of -April- as DISAXILITYAWA 1RENE SS J 10Wrif in the City of (Yakima, and call upon citizens of (Yakima to observe the month with appropriate programs and activities; furthermore, I encourage the citizens of (Yakima to seek counsel and input from any person or group with knowledge and expertise in matters concerning disabilities. Dated this 3rd day of April, 2018 Kathy Coffey, Mayor