The Pierre City Commission had some special guests at its March 1, 2016 commission meeting.
More than three dozen representatives from Oahe, Inc. attended the meeting. The group was there to help draw awareness to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries. Mayor Laurie Gill did her part to raise awareness as well, proclaiming March 2016 as Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities & Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month in Pierre.
The proclamation encourages all citizens to support opportunities –educational, professional, personal and recreational -for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injury.
Oahe, Inc. is a local non-profit that assists community members with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Photo by Patrick M Callahan, 2016