The Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities is responsible for planning, conducting, and publicizing activities designed to promote the employment and well-being of people with disabilities; to cooperate with community agencies and organizations in securing employment acceptance of people with disabilities; and to stimulate community interest in furthering employment of people with disabilities by securing active cooperation and support from employers, employees, community groups, and the general public. The committee conducts specific activities of the Governor’s Advocacy Council for Persons with Disabilities and the President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities and promotes special events such as the annual National Employ the Handicapped Week and Disability Awareness Week. The committee promotes the establishment and improvement of rehabilitation and recreational facilities and programs; identifies barriers that hinder the mobility of the disabled; supports and promotes appropriate legislation advocating issues of interest for people with disabilities; and advises the City Council about the goals, recommendations, and activities of the committee.
The Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities convenes on the third Thursday at 12 p.m. in the Large Conference Room on the second floor of the City Hall Addition, 200 North Center Street.
For additional information regarding the Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities, please contact the Community Relations Office at (919) 580-4359.