May 7 Proclamations
Elder Abuse Awareness Month
Abuse of older adults and persons with disabilities is a tragedy inflicted on a vulnerable segment of the population that crosses all socioeconomic boundaries. Combating abuse of older adults and persons with disabilities helps improve the quality of life for seniors and allows them to continue to live as independently and vibrantly as possible.
Amarillo’s seniors should be treated with respect and dignity as they continue to serve as leaders, mentors, volunteers, and are important and active members of our community;
Amarillo City Council has proclaimed May 2019 as 'Elder Abuse Awareness Month' to urge all citizens to work together to help reduce abuse and neglect of people who are elderly or have disabilities.
Building Safety Month
Amarillo is committed to recognizing that our growth and strength depends on the safety and economic value of the homes, buildings and infrastructure that serve our citizens, both in everyday life and in times of natural disaster. Our confidence, in the structural integrity of buildings that make up our community, is achieved through the devotion of vigilant guardians – building safety and fire prevention officials, architects, engineers, builders, tradespeople, design professionals, laborers, plumbers and others in the construction industry – who work year-round to ensure the safe construction of buildings where we live, learn, work and play.
Building Safety Month is sponsored by the International Code Council to remind the public about the critical role of our communities’ largely unknown protectors of public safety – our local code officials – who assure us of safe, efficient and livable buildings that are essential to America’s prosperity. “No Code. No Confidence.” The theme for Building Safety Month 2019, encourages all Americans to raise awareness of the importance of safe and resilient construction; fire prevention; disaster mitigation, and new technologies in the construction industry. Building Safety Month 2019 encourages appropriate steps everyone can take to ensure the safety of our built environment, and recognizes that the implementation of safety codes by local and state agencies has saved lives and protected homes and businesses.
Amarillo City Council has proclaimed May 2019 as 'Building Safety Month' to encourage our citizens to join in participating in the Building Safety Month activities