March is Disability Awareness Month
The City of Monticello is committed to being an accessible, responsive, community that welcomes and includes everyone. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has become a useful tool in assuring that access changes are made and policies are developed to give people with all kinds of disabilities an equal opportunity to participate and benefit from community programs and activities. The City Council has appointed an ADA Coordinator whose role includes the promotion of disability awareness within the community.
This project is a direct result of the city’s commitment to the ADA. We will not only raise community awareness but establish collaborative, cooperative relationships.Be a force for change in your community! Join your neighbors with and without disabilities and help each other rethink and revitialize our communities.
Disability Awareness Month project elements and activities will include:
- Mayoral Proclamation
- Mayor’s Story Hour and Library Display/Bookmark distribution
- Art Contest/Banners/Display
- Public Service Announcement
- Recognition Awards
- Lafayette Spinners (Wheelchair Basketball Team) March Madness Game\
- Mile in My Shoes Day
The City of Monticello will be giving Recognition Awards for business(s) or individual(s) within the community, who exemplifies advocacy, service, and commitment to persons with disabilities. Also, there will be a Trailblazer Award given to an individual with a lived disability experience who demonstrates commitment to improving the lives of persons with disabilities. To nominate a business, individual, or a person with a disability please visit the city's website to download the nomination form.
For more information on events , please visit the city of Monticello's website at www.monticelloin.gov