The Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities is affiliated with the North Carolina Governor’s Advocacy Council for Persons with Disabilities and the President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, and other groups.

The goal of the Committee is to promote equal opportunity for people with disabilities in all aspects of society including employment, housing, transportation, recreation, and education, and to give recognition to people and organizations that contribute, support and/or enhance this cause.

The principle objectives of the Committee are to promote, improve and enhance the quality of life of the disabled by offering aid and assistance in overcoming and resolving problems and conflicts; also, promote citizen awareness and understanding of the capabilities and needs of disabled persons through various actions.

Members of the Committee shall be recommended by local government agencies, private/community organizations, by other committee members, or by personal request. Length of the appointment is four (4) years.

Regular meetings of the Committee are conducted on the third Thursday of each month at a time and location designated by the Committee, and meetings are open to the public and the news media. An annual recognition banquet is held on the third Thursday in the month of October.

Each May, the Annual Hal K. Plonk Disability Awareness Walk is held, and the Annual Recognition Banquet is held on the third Thursday in October.