Mayor's Advisory Council Members


 Mayor's Advisory Council for Persons with Disabilities
Advisory Council Members

Tabatha Taylor 
Executive Director
Odyssey Foundation

(Advisory Council Chairperson) 
Chanel Jackson 
Executive Director 
Families Helping Families
(Advisory Council Co-Chairperson)
Ronald Fletcher
Program Director
Think First of
The Ark-La-Tex

 Faith Payne
Citizen: Community Advocate
For Persons with Disabilities
Theresa Jacobs
CTRS/ SPAR Superintendent
Therapeutic Recreation
Gay Verges
Citizen: Community Advocate
for Persons with Disabilities
   Lynn Stevens
Director Workforce Development
Goodwill Industries 
Charlene Boles
Caddo Parish Leader
 Special Olympics Louisiana
Cheryl Taylor
Director Planning and Development  
The Arc Caddo-Bossier 

About The Members: 

The members on the Mayor's Advisory Council for Persons with Disabilities, Each, Individually and Collectively work within the community through the independent organizations they are affiliated within to educate and foster greater possibilities for inclusion of people with disabilities, through their individual private organizational roles and positions within local organizations, they strive to promote the concerns, and interest of Persons with Disabilities. As independent members within the community, they assist and engage in the promotion of events and actively encourage participation for persons with disabilities in programs and services to build inclusiveness for all persons with disabilities into the whole of society. 
The Primary mission of the Council is to advise the Mayor of Shreveport on issues concerning persons with disabilities. 



The City of Shreveport is firmly committed to the ideals and spirit of the ADA

It created a Mayor’s Advisory Council for Persons with Disabilities in 1991 and has a dedicated ADA Coordinator.
The council is comprised of disabled citizens and representatives of various organizations within the community who routinely assist persons with disabilities. 
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas including employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications and access to state and local government programs and services.