Commissioners recognize Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month


By Sarah Hawley - shawley@civitasmedia.com



Representatives from Inclusions and Carleton School/Meigs Industries were in attendance at the Meigs County Commissioner’s weekly meeting on Thursday. Pictured are (front from left) Jennifer Gray, Mary Miller, Kay Davis, and Amber Pierce; (back from left) Commissioner Randy Smith, Michael Batton, Commissioner Mike Bartrum, Lacey Grate, and Commissioner Tim Ihle.


Meigs County Grants Administrator Betsy Entsminger assists Amber Pierce with placing a seal on the proclamation.


POMEROY — Representatives from Carleton School/Meigs Industries and Inclusions were on hand Thursday as the Meigs County Commissioners issued a proclamation in honor of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

March of each year is recognized as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, in Meigs County as well as other locations.

The proclamation stated in part,

Individuals with developmental disabilities, their families, friends, neighbors, and co-workers encourage everyone to focus on the abilities of all people.

The most effective way to increase this awareness is through everyone’s active participation in community activities and the openness to learn and acknowledge each individual’s contribution.

We encourage all citizens to support opportunities for people with disabilities that include full access to education, housing, employment, and recreational activities.

In signing the proclamation, the commissioners also offered full support to efforts that assist people with developmental disabilities to make choices that enable them to live successful lives and realize their potential.

The commissioners, as well as the public, were invited to attend an open house at Inclusions on Main Street in Pomeroy which is being held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 11.

In addition to the proclamation, the commissioners approved a “now and then” payment of $13,260 to the Middleport Jail form the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office for housing.

Bills were approved in the amount of $260,054.79, with $34,062.40 coming from the county general fund.

Representatives from Inclusions and Carleton School/Meigs Industries were in attendance at the Meigs County Commissioner’s weekly meeting on Thursday. Pictured are (front from left) Jennifer Gray, Mary Miller, Kay Davis, and Amber Pierce; (back from left) Commissioner Randy Smith, Michael Batton, Commissioner Mike Bartrum, Lacey Grate, and Commissioner Tim Ihle.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/03/web1_3.5-DD-1.jpgRepresentatives from Inclusions and Carleton School/Meigs Industries were in attendance at the Meigs County Commissioner’s weekly meeting on Thursday. Pictured are (front from left) Jennifer Gray, Mary Miller, Kay Davis, and Amber Pierce; (back from left) Commissioner Randy Smith, Michael Batton, Commissioner Mike Bartrum, Lacey Grate, and Commissioner Tim Ihle.

Meigs County Grants Administrator Betsy Entsminger assists Amber Pierce with placing a seal on the proclamation.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/03/web1_3.5-DD-2.jpgMeigs County Grants Administrator Betsy Entsminger assists Amber Pierce with placing a seal on the proclamation.

By Sarah Hawley

shawley@civitasmedia.com

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