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! Commission on People with Disabilities Meeting - Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street - Lobby Auditorium, Rockville. The Commission will have a follow-up meeting with department representatives on their role with the Commission. The Commission will brainstorm priorities of ex-officio members and organize workgroup goals for the upcoming year. Meetings are open to the public. To request an alternative format of the agenda or an accommodation to attend the meeting please call 240-777-1246 (V), MD Relay 711, or e-mail Carly.Clem@montgomerycountymd.gov.
Leggett and Public Safety Chiefs Offer Critical Holiday Safety Tips and Remind Drivers to Respect Designated Disability Parking Spaces - Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined Police Chief Tom Manger and Fire Chief Steve Lohr at the Congressional Plaza shopping center in Rockville to encourage community members to make safety a priority this holiday season. They were joined in that effort by County Council Public Safety committee members Tom Hucker and Sidney Katz, and by Trish Gallalee, Chairperson of the County's Commission on People with Disabilities. "I helped launch the County's Respect the Space campaign in 2011,' said Trish Gallalee. "On behalf of all of us who need these spaces, I am imploring drivers without disability tags or license plates not to use these spaces, even for a few minutes. Remember, those spaces also include the striped area / access aisle that allows a wheelchair lift to load and unload passengers." For more information, please view the flyer on Respect the Space / Disability Parking.
"A Better Bottom Line" - Montgomery County Government video regarding the employment of people with disabilities and veterans. (YouTube)
Non-Competitive Hiring Database: Have You Created Your Profile? The County passed a charter amendment that allows for the non-competitive appointment of persons with severe disabilities to County merit positions. There are no specific jobs designated or set aside for people with disabilities. However, if a non-competitive position becomes available, make sure you are considered. Don't miss a potential employment opportunity... sign up today and create a profile! View flyer for instructions.
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
240-777-1246 (V), MD Relay 711
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