PROCLAMATION

A PROCLAMATION TO DECLARE OCTOBER 2003 AS DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH IN FAUQUIER COUNTY

            WHEREAS, disabilities affect one in five Americans, and more than 75% of Americans with disabilities receive no public assistance; and

            WHEREAS, the 2000 Census reported over 4 million disabled individuals between the ages of 21 and 64 in the Commonwealth of Virginia ; and

            WHEREAS, it is recognized that individuals with disabilities are ready, willing and able to be an essential part of Fauquier County’s human resource capital; and

            WHEREAS, disabled individuals can, and do, provide many vital services in public and private employment sectors of Fauquier County and other jurisdictions of the Commonwealth of Virginia; and

            WHEREAS, individuals with disabilities are among the most committed and motivated employees, representing a non-traditional, skilled labor pool, providing a competent and creative workforce which can meet the needs of many types of employers; and

            WHEREAS, individuals with disabilities have demonstrated abilities in executive, administrative and managerial positions, successfully working in diversified areas such as marketing, sales, administrative support, service industries, professional and technical fields; and

            WHEREAS, October 2003 has been declared National Disability Employment Awareness Month; now, therefore, be it

            PROCLAIMED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 20th day of October 2003, That October 2003 be, and is hereby, declared as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Fauquier County .

 

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Harry F. Atherton

Chairman of the Board