PROCLAMATION

A PROCLAMATION TO DECLARE OCTOBER 2002

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 1990 Census reported 4 million disabled individuals between the ages of 16 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; now, therefore, be it

            PROCLAIMED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 21st day of October 2002, That October 2002 be, and is hereby, declared as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Fauquier County.

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Raymond E. Graham

Chairman of the Board