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Oxford Celebrates ADA's 28th Anniversary

By Talbert Toole
Lifestyles Editor

A brief ceremony was held in front of Oxford City Hall Tuesday to recognize the upcoming 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and to thank Access Oxford – the Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues.

Mayor Robyn Tannehill read the proclamation aloud for the public in front of City Hall prior to the Board of Aldermen meeting in conjunction with the celebration of the 28th celebration of the ADA and the releasing of 28 balloons, as well.
The proclamation was an official public statement that “the city of Oxford formally recognize July 26, 2018 as the “28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act” in the city of Oxford and reaffirms our commitment to work toward full ADA compliance,” according to the official proclamation that was presented to the board.
“Thank you to you commission members for all the work that you do,” Tannehill said. “It means so much to our community. We thank you for your time and your heart that you invest in [the commission].”

Mayor Robyn Tannehill thanks commission member Andrew Moak for his service at the proclamation reading on Tuesday, July 17. Photo by Talbert Toole.

Tannehill said it was with great honor that she was able to read the proclamation for the 28th celebration.
During the approval of the proclamation, Access Oxford recognized two Oxford businesses for surpassing the general requirements of the ADA and making their businesses fully accessible for all customers.
The first two businesses selected by the commission were Gus’s Fried Chicken on North Lamar Boulevard and Premier Bowling Lanes off Sisk Avenue.
The commission will quarterly award two Oxford businesses that not only comply with the ADA but exceed beyond the general requirements for accessibility of patrons.
The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved the proclamation following the ceremony during their regular meeting.
For more information on Access Oxford and their initiative, read Two Businesses Recognized for Inaugural Access Oxford Award.

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