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ADA Proclamations 2011

Each year, the Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann, Inc. approaches all of the municipalities in its service area requesting that they proclaim July 26 as "ADA Day", recognizing the anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This year marks the 21st anniversary of the civil rights legislation, providing people with disabilities protection from discrimination in employment, government services, housing, public accommodations and in many other areas. Below is a list of municipalities that did proclaim July 26, 2011 as the "Spirit of the 21st Anniversary of the ADA" Day.

Beverly, MA ADA Proclamation

Beverly, MA

I, William F. Scanlon, 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 Tuesday, July 26, 2011, as Spirit of the 21st Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).

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

As Mayor of Beverly, we renew our commitment to upholding the nondiscrimination principles of the ADA.

I urge 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, 2011.

William F. Scanlon, Jr., Mayor of Beverly




Danvers, MA ADA Proclamation

Danvers, MA

We, the Board of Selectmen for the Town of Danvers, Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim Tuesday, July 26, 2011, as "Spirit of the 21st Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA)."; and

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

We, the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Danvers renew our commitment to upholding the nondiscrimination principles of the ADA; and

We urge that all citizens of the Town of Danvers 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 my hand and the seal of the Town of Danvers this 14th day of June, 2011.

Danvers Board of Selectmen
Daniel C. Bennett, Chairman
Michael W. Powers
William H. Clark, Jr.
Keith G. Lucy
Gardner S. Trask, III




Essex, MA ADA Proclamation

Essex, MA

I, A. Raymond Randall Jr., Chairman of 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, 2011, as Spirit of the 21st 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 11th day of April, 2011.

Jeffrey A. Raymond Randall Jr., Chairman, Board of Selectmen




Gloucester, MA ADA Proclamation

Gloucester, MA

I, Carolyn A. Kirk, 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, 2011, as Spirit of the 21st 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, we have hereby set our hands and the seal of the City of Gloucester this 26th day of July, 2011.

Carolyn A. Kirk, Mayor




Lynn, MA ADA Proclamation

Lynn, MA

I, Judith Flanagan Kennedy, Mayor of the City of Lynn, Massachusetts, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the people of Lynn as an elected official, do hereby proclaim Tuesday, July 26, 2011, as Spirit of the 21st Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).

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

As Mayor of Lynn, 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 City.

In witness whereof, I have hereby set my hand and the seal of the City of Lynn this 26th day of July, 2011.

Judith Flanagan Kennedy, Mayor, City of Lynn




Marblehead, MA ADA Proclamation

Marblehead, MA

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 July 26, 2011, as Spirit of the 21st 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 13th day of July, 2011.

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




Middleton, MA ADA Proclamation

Middleton, MA

We, the Board of Selectmen for the Town of Middleton, Massachusetts, by virtue of the authority vested in us by the people of Middleton as elected officials, do hereby proclaim Sunday, July 26, 2011, as Spirit of the 21st Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).

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

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

We urge 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 The Town of Middleton this 26th day of July, 2011.

Timothy P. Houten, Chairman, Middleton Board of Selectmen




Nahant, MA ADA Proclamation

Nahant, MA

We, the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Nahant, Massachusetts by virtue of the authority vested in us by the people of The Town of Nahant as elected officials, do hereby proclaim Tuesday, July 26, 2011, as Spirit of the 21st Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).

We urge all citizens of the Town of Nahant, 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 Nahant, 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 Nahant this 22nd day of April, 2011.

Elaine Titus, Chairman
Michael Manning, Vice Chairman
Richard Lombard, Secretary




North Reading, MA ADA Proclamation

North Reading, MA

I, Robert Mauceri, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen 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 July 26, 2011, as Spirit of the 21st Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).

I urge all citizens of North Reading, Massachusetts, 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 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.

Robert Mauceri, Chairman, Board of Selectmen




Peabody, MA ADA Proclamation

Peabody, MA

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

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

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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 Peabody.

I, Michael J. Bonfanti, Mayor of Peabody, do hereby proclaim July 26, 2011 the Spirit of the 21st Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act Day, especially during these trying times in our country. I request that each member of our community support the noble mission of the Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann, Inc. with a gift of time or money. Together we can save lives and make our world a safer, better place.

Now Therefore, I, Michael J. Bonfanti, Mayor of Peabody, do hereby proclaim July 26, 2011 the Spirit of the 21st Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act.

In witness thereof, I hereunto set my hand on this 26th day of July, 2011.

Michael J. Bonfanti, Mayor, City of Peabody




Rockport, MA ADA Proclamation

Rockport, MA

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, 2011, as Spirit of the 21st 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 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 Rockport.

In witness whereof, we have hereby set our hands and the seal of the Town of Rockport this 19th day of April, 2011.

Andrew Heinze, Chairman, Board of Selectmen, Town of Rockport




Rowley, MA ADA Proclamation

Rowley, MA

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, 2010, as Spirit of the 21st 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, we have hereby set our hands and the seal of the Town of Rowley this 11th day of April, 2011.

Robert Snow, Chairman




Salem, MA ADA Proclamation

Salem, MA

July 26, 2011 marks the twentieth anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); and

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

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

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

The City of Salem, in cooperation with the Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann, Inc., is commemorating the nineteenth 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 Tuesday, July 26, 2011 to be:

Spirit of the 21st Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Day

In the City of Salem, we 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.

Kimberley Driscoll, Mayor
July 25, 2011




Swampscott, MA ADA Proclamation

Swampscott, MA

I, Matthew W. Straus, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Swampscott, Massachusetts by virtue of the authority vested in me by the people of Swampscott as an elected official, do hereby proclaim Monday, July 26, 2011, as Spirit of the 21st Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).

I urge all citizens of the Town of Swampscott, 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 for the Town of Swampscott, 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 Swampscott this 16th day of August, 2011.

Matthew W. Strauss, Chair
Richard Malagrifa, Vice Chair
Jill G. Sullivan
David S. Van Dam
Barry M. Greenfield




Topsfield, MA ADA Proclamation

Topsfield, MA

The Board of Selectmen of the Town of Topsfield, Massachusetts by virtue of the authority vested in me by the people of Topsfield as an elected official, do hereby proclaim Tuesday, July 26, 2011, as Spirit of the 21st 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.

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 Topsfield this 11th day of April, 2011.

A. Richard Gandt, Chairman
Laura J. Powers, Clerk
Martha A. Morrison, Member
Nancy J. Luther, Member
Eldon D. Goodhue, Member







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