D.C. Councilmember-at-large, Phil Mendelson , presented the Resolution passed by the District of Columbia City Council recognizing the establishment of the Brain Injury Association of D.C. and its affiliation with the Brain Injury Association of America. Councilmember Mendelson made opening remarks recognizing the fact that virtually everyone knows someone who has sustained a traumatic brain injury whether in an automobile accident, or some other tragedy as the result of the carelessness of others. He expressed his gratitude that the District of Columbia now has a Brain Injury Association affiliated with the Brain Injury Association of America as a resource for citizens of the District of Columbia to turn to. Accepting the resolution was President of the Brain Injury Association of D.C., Joseph Cammarata. Mr. Cammarata thanked Councilmember Mendelson for his continuing support of individuals with disabilities arising out of a lack of expected brain function.