ADA Proclamations 2016

  • Beverly

    City of Beverly, Massachusetts Proclamation.

    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


  • Danvers

    Danvers Proclamation.

    Whereas: We, the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Danvers, Massachusetts, by virtue of the authority vested in us by the people of the Town of Danvers as elected officials, do hereby proclaim Tuesday, July 26, 2016, as Spirit of the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA); and

    Whereas: We urge all citizens of the Town of Danvers, its community leaders, businesses and government officials, to celebrate the contributions that people with disabilities have made and continued to make; and

    Whereas: The Board of Selectmen of the Town of Danvers, we renew our commitment to upholding the nondiscrimination principles of the ADA; and

    Whereas: We 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 our Town;

    Therefore: In Witness Whereof, we have hereby set our hand and the seal of the Town of Danvers.

    Diane M. Langlais, Chairman
    Daniel C. Bennett
    William H. Clark, Jr.
    David A. Mills
    Gardner S. Trask, III

    June 7, 2016


  • Essex

    Essex Board of Selectman Proclamation.

    I, Lisa J. O’Donnell, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen in the Town of Essex, Massachusetts, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the people of the Town of Essex as an elected official, do hereby proclaim Tuesday, July 26, 2016, as Spirit of the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).

    I urge all citizens of the Town of Essex, its community leaders, businesses and government officials, to celebrate the contributions that people with disabilities have made and continued to make.

    As Chairman of the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Essex, 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 our Town.

    In witness whereof, I have hereby set my hand and the seal of the Town of Essex this 6th day of June, 2016.

    Lisa J. O’Donnell, Chairman, Board of Selectmen


  • Gloucester

    Gloucester, Massachusetts Proclamation.

    I, Sefatia Romeo Theken, Mayor of the City of Gloucester, Massachusetts, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the people of the City of Gloucester, as an elected official, do hereby proclaim Tuesday, July 26, 2016, as Spirit of the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).

    And, I urge all citizens of the City of Gloucester, its community leaders, businesses and government officials, to celebrate the contributions that people with disabilities have made and continued to make.

    As Mayor of the City of Gloucester, 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 our City.

    In witness whereof, I have hereby set my hand and the seal of the City of Gloucester this 26th day of July, 2016.

    Sefatia Romeo Theken, Mayor


  • Ipswich

    The Town of Ipswich, Massachusetts Proclamation.

    I, Edward B. Rauscher, Chairmain of the Board of Selectmen of Ipswich, Massachusetts, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the people of the Town of Ipswich as an elected official, do hereby proclaim, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, as Spirit of the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).

    I urge all citizens of the Town of Ipswich, its leaders, businesses and government officials, to celebrate the contributions that people with disabilities have made and continued to make.

    As Chairman of the Ipswich Board of Selectmen, I 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 our Town of Ipswich.

    In witness whereof, I have hereby set my hand and the seal of the Town of Ipswich this 26th day of July, 2016.

    Edward B. Rauscher, Chairman


  • Manchester By The Sea

    Manchester Proclamation.

    We, the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, by virtue of the authority vested in us by the people of The Town as elected officials, do hereby proclaim Tuesday, July 26, 2016, as the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Day.

    We ask all citizens of the Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea, its community leaders, businesses and government officials, to celebrate the contributions that people with disabilities have made and continued to make, and to affirm our commitment to the nondiscrimination principles of the ADA.

    We also ask that citizens recognize the efforts of the Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann, Inc., which is a voice for 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 our Town.

    Given at the Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts this 6th day of June 2016.

    Eli G. Boling, Chair
    Susan M. Beckmann, Vice-Chair
    Paul M. Barclay
    Thomas P. Kehoe
    Margaret F. Driscoll

    Marblehead, MA ADA Proclamation


  • Marblehead

    Spirit of the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

    We, the members of the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Marblehead, by virtue of the authority vested in us by the people of The Town of Marblehead as elected officials, do hereby proclaim Tuesday, July 26, 2016, as Spirit of the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).

    We urge all citizens of the Town of Marblehead, its community leaders, businesses and government officials to celebrate the contributions that people with disabilities have made and continued to make.

    As the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Marblehead, we renew our commitment to upholding the nondiscrimination principles of the ADA.

    We 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 our town.

    In witness whereof, we have hereby set our hands and the seal of the Town of Marblehead this 25th day of May, 2016.

    Jackie Belf-Becker, Chair
    Harry C. Christensen, Jr.
    Judith R. Jacobi
    Bret T. Murray
    James E. Nye


  • North Reading

    Town of North Reading Proclamation.

    I, Robert Mauceri, Chairman of the Board of Selectman of North Reading, Massachusetts, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the people of North Reading as an elected official, do hereby proclaim Tuesday, July 26, 2016 as Spirit of The 26th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA);

    I urge all citizens of North Reading, Massachusetts, it’s community leaders, businesses and government officials, to celebrate the contributions that people with disabilities have made and continue to make.

    As Chairman of the Board of Selectman of North Reading, 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 North Reading.

    In witness whereof, I have hereby set my hand and the seal of the Town of North Reading this 26th day of July.

    Robert Mauceri, Chairman

    Board of Selectmen

    July 18, 2016


  • Peabody

    City of Peabody Proclamation.

    I, Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr., Mayor of the City of Peabody, Massachusetts, by virtue of the authority vested in me, by the people of Peabody, as an elected official, do hereby proclaim Tuesday, July 26, 2016, as “ADA DAY” Commemorating the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).

    Whereas: I urge all citizens of the City of Peabody, its community leaders, businesses and government officials, to celebrate the contributions that people with disabilities have made and continued to make;

    Whereas: As Mayor of the City of Peabody, we renew our commitment to upholding the nondiscrimination principles of the ADA;

    Whereas: 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 our City.

    In witness whereof, I have hereunder set my hand and the seal of the City of Peabody this 26th day of July, 2016.

    Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr., Mayor, City of Peabody


  • Rowley

    Town of Rowley Proclamation.

    We, the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Rowley, Massachusetts, by virtue of the authority vested in us by the people of Rowley as elected officials, do hereby proclaim Tuesday, July 26, 2016, as Spirit of the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).

    We urge all citizens of the Town of Rowley, its community leaders, businesses and government officials, to celebrate the contributions that people with disabilities have made and continued to make.

    As the Board of Selectmen of Rowley, we renew our commitment to upholding the nondiscrimination principles of the ADA.

    We 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 our Town.

    In witness whereof, I have hereby set my hand and seal of the Town of Rowley this 6th day of June, 2016.

    Joseph Perry, Chairman


  • Rockport

    Board of Selectman, Town of Rockport Massachusetts.

    We, the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Rockport, Massachusetts, by virtue of the authority vested in us by the people of Rockport as elected officials, do hereby proclaim Tuesday, July 26, 2016, as Spirit of the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).

    We urge all citizens of the Town of Rockport, its community leaders, businesses and government officials to celebrate the contributions that people with disabilities have made and continued to make.

    As Selectmen for the Town of Rockport, we renew our commitment to upholding the nondiscrimination principles of the ADA.

    We urge that all citizens support the efforts of the Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann, Inc., which is a 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 our Town of Rockport.

    In witness whereof, we have hereby set our hands and the seal of the Town of Rockport this 21st day of June, 2016.

    Paul F. Murphy, Chairperson
    Sarah J. Wilkinson
    Erin M. Battistelli
    Wilhelmina Sheedy Moores
    Donald J. Campbell, Jr.


  • Salem

    City of Salem, Massachusetts Proclamation Document.

    Whereas: July 26, 2016 marks the twenty-sixth anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ACA); and

    Whereas: The Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann, Inc., is the voice of all persons with disabilities and their families; and

    Whereas: Community leaders, businesses and government officials should celebrate the contributions that people with disabilities have made and continue to make to our community; and

    Whereas: We should acknowledge the rights of all persons with disabilities under the ADA and their daily activities, struggles and triumphs; and

    Whereas: The city of Salem, in cooperation with the Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann, Inc., is commemorating the twenty-sixth anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

    Now, Therefore,pursuant to the authority vested in me as Mayor of Salem, I, Kimberley Driscoll, do hereby proclaim July 26th, 2016 to be: Spirit of the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Day

    In the City of Salem, and urge all of the citizens of Salem to commemorate this anniversary by renewing our commitment to uphold the nondiscrimination principles of the ADA and to support them in their efforts to become as independent as possible.

    Kimberely Driscoll, Mayor

    June 1, 2016


  • Saugus

    Town of Saugus Commonwealth of Massachusetts Proclamation document.

    We, the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Saugus, Massachusetts, by virtue of the authority vested by the people of Saugus as elected officials, do hereby proclaim Tuesday, July 26, 2016, as Spirit of the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).

    We urge the citizens of the Town of Saugus, its community leaders, businesses and government officials, to celebrate the contributions that people with disabilities have made and continued to make.

    As the Board of Selectmen of Saugus, we renew our commitment to upholding the nondiscrimination principles of the ADA.

    We 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 our Town.

    In witness whereof, we have hereby set our hands and the seal of the Town of Saugus this 22nd day of June, 2016.

    Saugus Board of Selectmen

    Debra Panetta, Chairman
    Scott Brazis, Vice Chair
    Jeffery Cicolini
    Jennifer D’Eon
    Mark Mitchell


  • Topsfield

    Topsfield Proclamation.

    The Board of Selectmen of the Town of Topsfield, Massachusetts, by virtue of the authority vested in the Board by the people of Topsfield as elected officials do hereby proclaim Tuesday, July 26, 2016, as Spirit of the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA)

    We urge all citizens of the Town of Topsfield, its community leaders, businesses and government officials, to celebrate the contributions that people with disabilities have made and continued to make.

    As Selectmen of Topsfield, we renew our commitment to upholding the nondiscrimination principles of the ADA.

    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 our Town.

    In witness whereof, we have hereby set our hands and the seal of the Town of Topsfield this 20th day of June, 2016.

    Boyd R. Jackson, Member
    Laura J. Powers, Member
    Martha A. Morrison, Member
    Mark B. Lyons, Clerk J. Stephen Lais, Chairman


  • Wenham

    The Wenham Board of Selectman Proclamation Document.

    Whereas, July 26, 2016 marks the 26th Anniversary of the signing of the American Disabilities Act.

    Whereas: We urge all citizens of the Town of Wenham, its community leaders, businesses and government officials, to celebrate the contributions that people with disabilities have made and continue to make

    Whereas:Selectmen of the town of Wenham we renew our commitment to upholding the non-discrimination principles of the ADA

    Whereas:We support and applaud the efforts of the Independent Living Center of The North Shore and Cape Ann, Inc.,which is one of the key local organizations that support persons with disabilities and their families.

    And Whereas: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 our town.

    Now, Therefore, We the Board of Selectmen of the town of Wenham Massachusetts by virtue of the authority vested in us by the people of Wenham as elected officials do hereby proclaim Tuesday, July 26, 2016 as Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Day.

    In witness whereof, We have hereby set our hands and the seal of the Town of Wenham, this 28th day of June, 2016.

    John Clemenzi, Chairman
    Catherine Harrison, Clerk
    Jack Wilhelm, Vice Chairman