2017 Proclamations, Presentations and more
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The Greene County Commissioners have proudly proclaimed several proclamations this year, describing each of the following proclamations along with a group picture, we hope you enjoy reading and honoring each of the proclaimed causes. The proclamation notices are listed by decending date order.
March 2, 2017 Proclamation " March proclaimed Intellectual Disabilities Awareness Month "
During their March 2 regular meeting, Greene County Commissioners proclaimed the month of March 2017 Intellectual Disabilities Awareness Month. The proclamation offers advocates of developmental disabilities an opportunity to educate the public, policymakers and other system professionals about the challenges that come with intellectual disabilities. The proclamation also recognizes the thousands of service providers that support individuals with intellectual disabilities to lead full and productive lives within society.
Susan McDaniel, an Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities program participant, was also presented with a special certificate acknowledging her outstanding program achievements. McDaniel has been in the program “forever and ever” according to Deneen Chulick, IDD director. In 2014, McDaniel relocated to the Ewing House, LLC and has shown great successes.
In addition, Chulick shared information on the Spread the Word to End the Word campaign that is an on-going effort to raise the consciousness of society about the dehumanizing and hurtful effects of the word “retard(ed)” and encourages people to pledge to stop using the R-word. Local school districts are showing their support and taking the pledge by making videos, signing petitions, having a “wear blue” day and sharing posts on their social media pages.
Pictured, from l. to r., are Belinda Lillyey, program specialist; Commissioner Dave Coder; Alex Gallentin, direct care provider; Barry Ewing, Ewing House, LLC owner; Jonathan Rowe, friend; Commissioner Archie Trader; Susan McDaniel; Stacey Mason, IDD supports coordinator; Joyce Ewing, CEO of Ewing House, LLC; Deneen Chulick; and Commissioner Blair Zimmerman.
March 2, 2017 Proclamation " March 5 to 11, 2017 proclaimed Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month "
Angela Baker, MS Support and Group facilitator, thanked the Commissioners and Greene County for the proclamation. Baker facilitates MS Connections at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at Washington Health System – Greene. She encourages anyone to attend, including care givers and the community, so that they may become more understanding of MS.
Pictured, from l. to r., are Commissioner Dave Coder; Commissioner Archie Trader; Angela Baker; and Commissioner Blair Zimmerman.
February 16, 2017 February proclaimed "Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month"
During their Feb. 16 regular meeting, Greene County Commissioners proclaimed the month of February 2017 Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.
According to the proclamation, females between the ages of 16 and 24 are more vulnerable to intimate partner violence, experiencing abuse at a rate almost triple the national average. With nearly half of the teens who experience dating violence reporting that incidents of abuse took place in a school building or on school grounds, it is essential to raise community awareness and to provide training for teachers, counselors and school staff so that they may recognize when youth are exhibiting signs of dating violence.
"Dating violence can happen to anyone,” said Cheryl McCready, Greene County satellite officer coordinator for Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania. “We need to stop it before it happens.”
The proclamation urges county residents to work toward ending teen dating violence by empowering young people to develop healthier relationships; assisting victims in accessing the information and supportive services they need; creating better and more resources for young people in need; instituting effective intervention and prevention policies in schools; and engaging in discussions with family members and peers to promote awareness and prevention of the quiet epidemic of teen dating violence.
For more information on teen dating violence awareness and prevention, call the Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s Greene County satellite office at 724-852-2463.
Pictured, from l. to r., are Commissioner Dave Coder, Cheryl McCready of Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania and Commissioner Archie Trader.
February 16, 2017 "Carmichaels 250th Birthday Celebration "
During their Feb. 16 regular meeting, Greene County Commissioners allocated $3,000 for the Carmichaels 250th Birthday Celebration that will be held June 29 to July 2. Bill Groves, a Cumberland Township supervisor and chairman of the planning committee, expressed his thanks to the Commissioners and presented an initial schedule for the event.
The event kicks off on Thursday, June 29 with a dinner, live music and trivia game at the Carmichaels Senior Center. Friday, June 30 highlights with a driving tour around Carmichaels and an evening car show at Wana B Park. The celebration will be located at Greene Academy, Town Square and Wana B Park over the weekend with shuttle buses available for transportation between the locations. Activities consist of a train display, petting zoo, reenactors, fur-trappers, blacksmithing demonstrations and wagon rides. Sunday will conclude with an old-time church service followed by an old-time baseball double header using the older uniforms, bats and balls.
Pictured, from l. to r., are Commissioner Dave Coder, Bill Groves of the Carmichaels 250th Birthday Celebration and Commissioner Archie Trader.
For general information, please contact the Information Services at 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399 Greene County Office Building, 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370