The City of Decatur and the Macon County Board have each proclaimed May to be “Community Action Awareness Month” in recognition of the work done by community organizations like the Community Action Network.
In a proclamation on May 11, the Macon County Board acknowledged that DMCOC “has been providing valuable services to the elderly and disadvantaged in Decatur and Macon County over the past fifty two years” and proclaimed May “Community Action Awareness Month.”
The board also recognized former DMCOC executive director Gail Evans for “her accomplishment and long service” in an additional proclamation in honor of her recent retirement. “Gail’s expertise and knowledge about how poverty knows no geographical, ethnic, religious or political boundaries,” the proclamation notes, “has proven to be invaluable.”
Decatur Mayor Julie Moore-Wolfe issued a subsequent proclamation on May 15. “Community Action has put a human face on poverty for 53 years,” Moore-Wolfe said, “by advocating for limited-income citizens without a voice, so that they may enter the middle class and reach for the American dream, replacing their despair with opportunity.”
As a part of Community Action Awareness Month, DMCOC will also be showcasing their community action through facility tours and other information about their community efforts.