Posted on: March 13, 2018

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Mayor Jacob reads the 2018 Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month Proclamation

Mayor Bryan Jacobs reads a proclamation for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month at the 12 March City Council Meeting.

WHEREAS, during Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month we reaffirm our commitment to ensuring that our great State’s promise extends to all our citizens; and 

WHEREAS, nearly four million Americans have grown up with several physical or mental impairments that have slowed their learning, limited their mobility, inhibited their expression, and rendered them dependent on others for care and assistance. For many of these people with developmental disabilities there is now the prospect of a brighter future and great opportunity.

WHEREAS, new opportunities have been created through the efforts of those with developmental disabilities and their family members, along with professionals and officials at all levels of government. Working together, they have brought about significant changes in the public perception of young people and adults with developmental disabilities, opening new doors to independent and productive lives. 

WHEREAS, on February 28, 1987, President Ronald Reagan officially declared Proclamation 5613 making March National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. He urged Americans to increase public awareness of the needs and the potential of Americans with developmental disabilities

WHEREAS, it is intended to urge those in our community to seek opportunities to embrace the richness of America’s diversity by considering the talents and efforts of all members of the community with different abilities.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Bryan Jacobs, Mayor of the City of Warrensburg, in keeping with the National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, do hereby proclaim the month of March to be MISSOURI DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AWARENESS MONTH IN THE CITY OF WARRENSBURG, MISSOURI.

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