I, Michael P. Cahill, Mayor of the City of Beverly, Massachusetts, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the people of Beverly as an elected official, do hereby proclaim July 26, 2016, as Spirit of the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).
I urge all citizens of the City of Beverly, its community leaders, businesses and government officials, to celebrate the contributions that people with disabilities have made and continued to make.
As Mayor of Beverly, we renew our commitment to upholding the nondiscrimination principles of the ADA.
I urge that all citizens support the efforts of the Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann, Inc., which is the voice of all persons with disabilities and their families. This proclamation is an acknowledgement of the rights of all persons with disabilities under the ADA and their daily activities, struggles and triumphs here in the City of Beverly.
In witness whereof, I have hereby set my hand and the seal of the City of Beverly this 26th day of July, 2016.
Michael P. Cahill, Mayor