Mayor's Advisory Council for Persons with Disabilities
The advisory council was first formed in 1991 to provide guidance to City departments on all matters related to access for persons with disabilities to City programs, services, and activities.
In 2018 the Mayor saw concern and need to restructure the advisory council as one with a role to advise and recommend for ADA accessibility as we move forward with vast infrastructure projects in the ongoing improvement within the city. New members have been appointed in support of our commitment and obligations regarding the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), to help promote our goal to be one of the most accessible cities in the nation as we undergo our growth and advance our projects in preparing the city for the 21st Century. Our goal as a
Mission Statement The Mission of the Mayor’s Advisory Council for Persons with Disabilities is to improve
The purpose of the Mayor’s Advisory Council for Persons with Disabilities is to:
- Assist the City with the accessibility of city facilities, programs, employment opportunities, and services for residents with disabilities.
- Assist the City in complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
- Assist the City in providing information and educational programs for City government, businesses, and industries regarding reasonable accommodations for
employmentand other issues concerning persons with disabilities.
- Assist the City with ensuring the implementation of the City’s Plan for accessibility and universal design.
The function of the council members is to advise on matters related to
- Promote and encourage public awareness of the concerns of persons with disabilities
- Advocate for appropriate access to housing, buildings
- Educate the community about the skills of persons with disabilities to foster greater employment opportunities
- Encourage the inclusion of persons with disabilities in recreational, social and cultural activities in the community
- Expand the exchange of information and experiences on all levels (local, state and national) to benefit all persons with disabilities
- Study legislation, employment trends and transportation issues as they relate to persons with disabilities
- Identifying opportunities to educate the public about disability and disability access issues within the community.