At its meeting on Tuesday (October 15), the Laramie City Council proclaimed October 2019 Disabilities Employment Awareness Month.

Here is the proclamation:

"WHEREAS, disabilities in no way diminish the rights of individuals to work independently, enjoy self-determination, make choices, contribute to society and experience the economic, political, social, cultural and educational mainstream of American society; and, WHEREAS, the goals of this city include providing awareness about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions individuals with disabilities provide to the workplace; and, WHEREAS, the value and talent of these individuals add to the workplace and the community; and,
WHEREAS, thousands in Wyoming face challenges with disabilities daily; and, WHEREAS, the month of October has been designated as “Disability Employment Awareness Month” to celebrate and recognize disabled individuals and promote awareness in the workplace.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Joe Shumway, acting as Mayor and President of the governing body of the City of Laramie, Wyoming do hereby proclaim October 2019, as Disabilities Employment Awareness Month in this city and encourage all citizens, businesses, public and private agencies, religious and educational institutions to join in observing the month in honor of persons with disabilities."

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