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The City of Monticello and the Mayor’s Advisory Council for the ADA Is proud to once again support Disability Awareness Month during the month of March.  The City of Monticello is committed to being accessible and inclusive for all. Our Disability Awareness Month Activities are provided without using tax payer dollars and would not be possible without your generous support.   (See sponsorship information below.)

ada logoPlans for Disability Awareness Month 2019 are well underway. Each year sponsors like you make our awareness month activities some of the best in the State of Indiana. This year we have even more engagement from the community, expanding some of our events, and reaching more and more of our citizens.

As always the City of Monticello is committed to being an accessible, responsive, community that welcomes and includes everyone. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has become a useful tool in assuring that access changes are made and policies are developed to give people with all kinds of disabilities an equal opportunity to participate and benefit from community programs and activities.

January 2019
  • Wedensday, January 9, 2019 - Art Contest projects due by 4PM in City Hall, Mayor's Office
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - Art Judging IUHWMH Hibner Conference Rooms, 10AM-2PM
February 2019
  • Thursday, February 28, 2019  - Art and Banner displays at MUTPL & White Co. Courthouse
March 2019
  • Friday, March 1, 2019, 6:00 pm  - Annual Disability Awareness Month Award Ceremony at the MFD Training Room
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 10:00am  -  ADA Program at Monticello-Union Township Public Library
  • Thursday, March 7, 2019, 5:30 pm, Twin Lakes High School—Pre-Game Activities and Transitions/Social Services Fair
    • Lafayette Spinners Wheelchair Basketball Demonstration
    • City Department Challenge
    • Aktion Club Leadership Inauguration
    • Half-time activities—Please visit our concession stand and social services booths
    • For more information about the activities and to sign-up for a booth, please click here for the information and sign-up flyer.
  • Tuesday & Wednesday, March 12 &13, 2019 - 'No Boundaries'  convocation at all 4 area high schools
  • Thursday, March 21, 2019, Noon-2pm - Annual Mile in My Shoes Day Forum at the White Oak Health Campus 

April 2019

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 - Celebrating Our Differences Event at North White High School, Monon IN
Sponsorship Information
  • Street Banners--$80.00 each—these are created from Art Contest Winners and flown down Main Street throughout the month of March. Prior years’ banners are flown down side streets as well. A Great Bang for your Buck!
  • Large Banner for Gazebo $120.00—multiple art projects displayed on a large banner which is flown on the County Courthouse Gazebo throughout March—multiple sponsors are welcomed
  • Award Plaques—2 Annual Awards--$60.00 each—Advocate & Trailblazer of the Year Awards, plaques indicate sponsor
  • Art Contest Awards—approximately 150 at $2.00 each—All Art Contest participants receive an award—all donations are gratefully accepted &/or single sponsorship
  • Awards Reception—Approximately $500.00 total event cost—Food & beverages, venue decorations, invitations, & postage
  • Spinners Concessions—Approximately $350.00 total event cost—Lafayette Spinners Wheelchair BB Game
We offer sponsorships for every budget...I hope we can once again count on your support.  All donations are gratefully accepted, acknowledged, and sincerely appreciated. If you would prefer to sponsor an event or opportunity not listed, please contact us to indicate how you wish your donation applied.

If sponsoring a banner, or if you require logo display please attach or email to:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Please make checks payable to:
City of Monticello, ADA
227 N Main St.
Monticello IN 47960

Call Cathy Gross, ADA Coordinator, at 574-583-4568 with questions or concerns.

Advocate & Trailblazer Nomination Forms

We would also encourage you to nominate someone in our community as our Advocate of the year and the Trailblazer of the year. I am attaching the nomination forms for your consideration, please return you nominations to me by February 9, 2018.

icon Advocate Nomination Form
icon Trailblazer Nomination Form

The City of Monticello hopes we can count on your support again in 2019. Please consider a small financial contribution and a nomination.  We look forward to hearing from you, and welcome any questions, suggestions, and support you can lend to our effort.  Please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call us at 574-583-4568.

Liz’s Lift is a portable wheelchair lift and ramp system made possible by the generosity of Elizabeth “Liz” Oilar Memorial Contributions, the White County Board of Health, the White County Community Foundation-Women Giving Together Grant, the Monticello City Council, the Rotary Club of Monticello, Quality Construction (Chad Crain Owner), all City Departments, and the City of Monticello Mayor’s Advisory Council for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Liz was a founding member of the Mayor’s Advisory Council, and was dedicated to making sure all of our citizens have access to community events, and so it is just & fitting that we dedicate this wheelchair lift in her memory, providing access & opportunity where had been none.

This portable wheelchair lift is available to any entity in White County where temporary accommodation is necessary and requested. Scheduling is handled through the ADA Coordinator at 574-583-4568
This community offers an enchanting atmosphere of friendliness and fun augmented and reflected by two beautiful, accessible lakes.  The city's impressive tourism assets, diverse economic base and dynamic leadership make it a gem to any target, whether it is a business, visitor or potential resident.

It's no wonder that a city built to hug the sides of two lakes reflects so many lakeside attributes.  It is a serene community with a high quality of life.  It is safe, accommodating and never feels rushed.  It is a place where you won't feel weighed down by big city pressures, and instead have the time to enjoy what is most important in life.  While it does have this calming side to it, Monticello, like its lakes, is also a place of unbridled fun.  It is filled with the energy of youth whether it be from families playing at Indiana Beach, new leadership, or young adults starting their education at Ivy Tech.  There is both a wonderful calm and sparkling energy here.