ADA Proclamations 2017

  • Beverly

    Picture of the City of Beverly's ADA Proclamation

    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, 2017, as

    Spirit of the 27th 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, 2017.

    Michael P. Cahill, Mayor of Beverly


  • Danvers

    Picture of the City of Danvers's ADA Proclamation

    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 Wednesday, July 26, 2017, as Spirit of the 27th 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: 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; 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;

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

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

    June 20, 2017


  • Essex

    Picture of the City of Essex's ADA Proclamation

    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 Wednesday, July 26, 2017, as

    Spirit of the 27th 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 5th day of June, 2017.

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


  • Gloucester

    Picture of the City of Gloucester's ADA Proclamation

    City of Gloucester
    OFFICIAL PROCLAMATION FOR AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT

    I, Sefatia Romeo Theken, Mayor of the City of Gloucester, Massachusetts, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the people of Gloucester as an elected official, do hereby proclaim Wednesday, July 26, 2017, as


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

    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 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 17th day of July, 2017.

    Sefatia Romeo Theken, Mayor


  • Ipswich

    Picture of the City of Ipswich's ADA Proclamation

    PROCLAMATION

    I, William M. Craft, Chairman 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, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, as

    Spirit of the 27th 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, 2017.

    William M. Craft, Chairman


  • Lynn

    Picture of the City of Lynn's ADA Proclamation

    PROCLAMATION

    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 Wednesday, July 26, 2017 as

    Spirit of the 27th 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 continue 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 people 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, 2017.

    Judith Flanagan Kennedy
    MAYOR, CITY OF LYNN


  • Marblehead

    Picture of the City of Marblehead's ADA Proclamation

    PROCLAMATION

    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 Wednesday, July 26, 2017, as

    Spirit of the 27th 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 14th day of June, 2017.

    Jackie Belf-Becker, Chair
    Harry C. Christensen, Jr.
    Judith R. Jacobi
    M. C. Moses Grader
    James E. Nye


  • Nahant

    Picture of the City of Nahant's ADA Proclamation

    TOWN OF NAHANT, COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS BY THE HONORABLE BOARD OF SELECTMEN
    A PROCLAMATION

    Spirit of the 27th Anniversary of the
    Americans with Disability Act (ADA)

    ADA Day – July 26, 2017

    WHEREAS, July 26, 2017 marks the twenty-seventh anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); and

    WHEREAS, we urge all citizens of the Town of Nahant, to celebrate the contributions that people with disabilities have made and continue to make; and

    WHEREAS, we urge that all citizens support the efforts of the Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann, Inc., (ILCNSCA) which is the voice of all persons with disabilities and their families.

    NOW, THEREFORE: The Nahant Board of Selectman, join with ILCNSCA, and proclaim July 26, 2017 as ADA Day to bring an awareness to this important anniversary and urge all citizens of Nahant to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance. 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 Nahant.

    GIVEN THIS 21st Day of June, Two Thousand and Seventeen

    Frank Barile, Chairman
    Chesley Taylor, Vice Chair
    Richard Lombard, Recording Secretary


  • North Reading

    Town of North Reading Proclamation.

    PROCLAMATION

    I, Michael A. Prisco, 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 Wednesday, July 26, 2017 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.

    Michael A. Prisco, Chairman

    Board of Selectmen

    June 19, 2017


  • Peabody

    Picture of the City of Peabody's ADA Proclamation

    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 Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 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, 2017.

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


  • Reading

    Photo of the City of Reading's ADA Proclamation

    PROCLAMATION
    AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT DAY

    Whereas, July 26, 2017 marks the 27th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); and

    Whereas, The Town of Reading celebrates the contributions that people with disabilities have made and continue to make, and the Town renews its commitment to upholding the nondiscrimination principles of the ADA; and

    Whereas, Many organizations locally, regionally and nationally work tirelessly to support citizens with disabilities, and those organizations deserve the recognition, respect, and support of their communities for their service.

    Now, therefore, we, The Board of Selectmen of the Town of Reading, Massachusetts do hereby proclaim July 26, 2017 as Americans with Disabilities Act Day in the Town of Reading and 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 under the ADA and their daily activities, struggles and triumphs here in the Town of Reading.

    The Board of Selectmen


  • Rockport

    Photo of the City of Rockport's ADA Proclamation

    AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT DAY
    PROCLAMATION – 2017

    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 Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 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 27th day of June, 2017.

    Sarah J. Wilkinson, Chair
    Donald J. Campbell, Jr.
    Wilhelmina Sheedy Moores
    Paul F. Murphy, Chairperson
    Denise Donnelly


  • Rowley

    Picture of the City of Rowley's ADA Proclamation

    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 Wednesday, July 27, 2017, as

    ADA DAY

    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 19th day of June, 2017.

    Joseph Perry, Chairman


  • Salem

    Picture of the City of Salem's ADA Proclamation

    PROCLAMATION

    Whereas: President George H.W. Bush established the United States as a world leader on disability rights with the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, 1990;

    Whereas: The ADA declares that Americans with disabilities should have the same basic rights and opportunities as all other Americans;

    Whereas: The City of Salem, one of the finest tourist cities in the world, strives to make our community a more accessible place to live, work and visit for people living with all kinds of disabilities;

    Whereas The Salem Commission on Disabilities works to raise awareness and educate those living with and without disabilities on various handicap issues in an effort to increase accessibility and opportunity for those living with disabilities;
    July 26, 2017 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 serves as the voice of all persons with disabilities and their families;

    Whereas: The City of Salem along with its community leaders, businesses and government officials celebrates the contributions that people with disabilities have made and continue to make;

    Whereas: Our community acknowledges the rights of all persons with disabilities under the ADA and their daily activities, struggles and triumphs here in our City, while renewing our commitment to uphold the non-discrimination principles of the ADA;

    Now, Therefore, I, Kimberley Driscoll, Mayor of the City of Salem, on this 27th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, do hereby declare July 26, 2017:

    AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) DAY IN SALEM MASSACHUSETTS

    Kimberely L. Driscoll, Mayor, City of Salem

    July 26, 2017


  • Saugus

    Picture of the City of Saugus's ADA Proclamation

    PROCLAMATION

    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

    July 26, 2017, 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 12th day of July, 2017

    Saugus Board of Selectmen

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


  • Stoneham

    Photo of the City of Stoneham's ADA Proclamation

    A PROCLAMATION

    We, the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Stoneham, Massachusetts, by virtue of the authority vested in us by the people of the Town of Stoneham as elected officials, do hereby proclaim Wednesday, July 26, 2017, as

    Spirit of the 27th Anniversary of the
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

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

    As the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Stoneham, 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 under the ADA and their daily activities, struggles and triumphs here in our Town of Stoneham.

    Given at the Executive Chamber of the Board of Selectmen, the Town of Stoneham, this 20th day of June, in the year of our Lord, two thousand seventeen.

    George E. Seibold, Chairman
    Anthony W. Wilson, Vice Chairman
    Thomas H. Boussy
    Caroline Colarusso
    Shelly A. MacNeill


  • Swampscott

    Photo of the City of Swampscott's ADA Proclamation

    PROCLAMATION

    I, Naomi R. Dreeben, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen for 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 Wednesday, July 26, 2017 as

    Spirit of the 27th 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 continue 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 21st day of June, 2017.

    Naomi R. Dreeben, Chair
    Laura Spathanas, Vice Chair
    Don Hause
    Peter A. Spellios
    Patrick Jones


  • Topsfield

    Picture of the City of Topsfield's ADA Proclamation

    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 Wednesday, July 26, 2017, as

    Spirit of the 27th 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 19th day of June, 2017.

    Laura J. Powers, Member
    Mark B. Lyons, Clerk
    John K. Spencer, Member
    Richard Gandt, Member
    Boyd R. Jackson, Chairman


  • Wenham

    Photo of the City of Wenham's ADA Proclamation

    The Wenham Board of Selectmen
    PROCLAMATION

    Whereas, July 26, 2017 marks the 27th 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 Wednesday, July 26, 2017 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 11th day of July, 2017.

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