The Advisory Committee for Disabled Individuals was created and established under the provisions of Ordinance No. 79-20, 92-19 on September 4, 1979 to provide guidance, insight, experience and expertise in an advisory capacity to the Mayor and City Council and to the Office of the City Manager on such interests of the handicapped as architectural and other avenues.
The Advisory Committee for Disabled Individuals provides guidance, insight, experience and expertise in an advisory capacity to the Mayor and City Commission and to the Office of the City Manager on such interests of the handicapped as architectural and other avenues of accessibility including access to information and other programs to provide equal opportunity to qualified physically disabled persons, public awareness programs concerning physically challenged persons, and such other matters as may seem pertinent and appropriate.
This committee is comprised of a City Commission Liaison and 7 volunteer members from the community appointed by the Mayor and Commission, to serve for 2 year terms.
Members of the Committee shall serve in a voluntary capacity with no compensation, and shall be persons with a longstanding interest in the disabled, as well as physically challenged individuals who, at a minimum, are representative of people who are blind or who have low vision, people who are deaf or who are hard of hearing, and people who use wheelchairs or who have difficulty walking.