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3/27/2008 - Mayor Proclaims Disability Awareness Month

   Office of the Mayor
Phone: (660) 827-3000
3 p.m. CDT, March 27, 2008


March is Disability Awareness Month in Sedalia

(SEDALIA, MISSOURI) : Mayor Bob Wasson issued a proclamation today designating March 2008 as Disability Awareness Month in Sedalia. 

Text of Proclamation

WHEREAS, the month of March 2008 has been designated as “Disability Awareness Month” to celebrate and recognize people with disabilities by the Governor of the State of Missouri; and

WHEREAS, disability is a natural part of the human experience and in no way diminishes the right of individuals with disabilities to live independently, enjoy self-determination, make choices, contribute to society and experience full in the economic, political, social, cultural and educational mainstream of American society; and

WHEREAS, family members, friends and members of the community can play a central role in enhancing the lives of people with disabilities especially when the family and community are provided with necessary support services; and public and private employers are aware of the capabilities of people with disabilities to be engaged in competitive work in inclusive settings; and

WHEREAS, 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 family, community, State and Nation; have interdependent friendships and relationships with others; and achieve full inclusion in society.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BOB WASSON, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF SEDALIA, MISSOURI, do hereby proclaim the month of March 2008 to be: “DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH” in the City of Sedalia and call upon citizens of Sedalia to observe the month with appropriate programs and activities. Furthermore, I encourage the citizens of Sedalia to seek counsel and input from any person or group with knowledge and expertise in matters concerning disabilities. 



Mayor Bob Wasson
signs Disability Awareness Month proclamation.

Standing behind the Mayor at State Fair Community College are, from left: Pat Gillman, executive director for Institutional Planning and Continuous Quality Improvement; Rhonda Faris, Access Support Counselor; Dr. Marsha Drennon, SFCC president; Shanda Watson, Access Counselor; Garry Sorrell, vice president for Finance and Administration; and Dr. Michael Ash, vice president for Student Services.  

Photo Credit : Randy Kirby
Photo Date : 03/26/2008

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