Commission on People with Disabilities
The Commission advises the County government on the coordination and development of policies for people with disabilities. The County Executive appoints Commission members subject to confirmation by the County Council. The Commission advises the County Executive and the County Council on the needs and concerns of the County's residents who have psychiatric, developmental, physical or sensory disabilities.
The Commission has 25 voting members, and at least five (5) non-voting members, including:
Thirteen (13) voting members who are people with a disability;
Three (3) voting members who are parents of people with disabilities;
Nine (9) voting members who represent organizations and agencies that provide services or represent people with disabilities;
One (1) non-voting member from the Department of Recreation, Department of Transportation, and the Human Rights Commission.
Two (2) non-voting members from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Commission Meeting Documents, Reports and Other Resources
NEW! Resource Coordination Open House and Provider Forum - Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 from 7pm to 8pm @ Montgomery County Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville, MD. Learn about the two organizations that are providing resource coordination to Montgomery County residents. There is no fee to attend and parking is free! View flyer for details.
NEW! County Executive Isiah Leggett is seeking applicants to fill 11 vacancies on the Commission on People with Disabilities. Four vacancies must be filled by representatives of organizations or agencies that provide services to people with disabilities; six vacancies must be filled by people with disabilities; and one vacancy must be filled by a parent of a person with disabilities. Seven incumbents are eligible to apply for reappointment. The Commission meets on the second Wednesday of each month (except July and August) at the Executive Office Building in Rockville. Members are expected to serve on at least one committee or work group that meets approximately once every month on its own schedule. Applicants of diverse backgrounds, professions, gender, geography, disability and ethnicity are encouraged to apply. An application, consisting of a brief cover letter and resume, should be sent by mail to County Executive Isiah Leggett, 101 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor, Rockville, MD 20850, or by email to email@example.com. Home and employment addressess, as well as contact phone numbers and email addresses should be included. Applicants should indicate the position for which they are applying. Application deadline is August 22, 2014.
Commission on People with Disabilities Meeting - There are no Full Commission Meetings in July or August. The Commission will resume meetings in September.
Leggett Announces "Design for Life Montgomery" Legislation Becomes Law July 1 - The new law provides tax credits to builders and homeowners for including features in new and existing residential housing that improve accessibility for persons of all ages, including seniors and those with disabilities.
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Support to the Commission is provided by:
Betsy Luecking, Disability Policy Specialist
Carly Clem, Administrative Specialist I
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