Camas, WA — In his first proclamation as current Camas Mayor Pro Tem, Don Chaney issued the following proclamation at Monday evening’s City Council meeting:
WHEREAS, Americans with disabilities are entitled to the same rights and freedoms as any other citizen including the right to dignity and respect in the workplace; and
WHEREAS, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Act provides anti-discrimination protection for our nation’s 49 million Americans with disabilities and recognizes their right to be integral, contributing, productive and valued citizens of our country, state, and city; and
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, the City of Camas actively supports the goals of equality, opportunity, full participation, independent living and economic self-sufficiency for all people with disabilities; and in this spirit, we recognize National Disability Employment Awareness Month to recognize the many ways individuals with disabilities strengthen our workforce and contribute to our community; and
WHEREAS, the theme of this year’s Awareness Month is “America’s Workforce: Empowering All” in order to raise awareness of disability employment issues and honor the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities;
NOW THEREFORE, I, Don Chaney, Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Camas, do hereby proclaim October, 2018, as: “‘National Disability Employment Awareness Month” in the City of Camas, and urge all citizens in Camas to embrace the talents and skills that individuals with disabilities bring to our community.
In witness whereof, I have set my hand and caused the seal of the City of Camas to be affixed this first day of October, 2018.
Don Chaney, Mayor Pro Tem
Office of the Mayor