Bradenton Area Convention Center One Haben Boulevard, Palmetto - Longboat Key Room 9:00 a.m. - October 13, 2020
REVISED - October 13, 2020 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #10

Adoption of Proclamation Designating October 15, 2020, as White Cane Awareness Day in Manatee County


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Board of County Commissioners

Action Requested
Adopt Proclamation designating October 15, 2020, as "White Cane Awareness Day" in Manatee County, Florida.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion

This Proclamation will be accepted by a representative of the Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center.

Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center’s mission is to educate and empower those affected by vision loss so they may enjoy happy, healthy and independent lives. Their vision is to transform their community so those with vision loss have the opportunity to participate, contribute, and rise to their fullest potential. Since 1985, the Lighthouse has been the only accredited not-for-profit agency providing Vision Rehabilitation in our five-county region. Lighthouse programs are open to individuals, from children to elderly, experiencing vision loss and are provided at no-cost to the recipient. Lighthouse masters level and nationally certified instructors provide training for more than 500 clients in Adjustment to Vision Loss, Orientation and Mobility, Assistive Technology, Vocational Rehabilitation, Children and Young Adults.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records


Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  White Cane Awareness Day Proclamation.pdf