The purpose of this Commission is to review local, regional, and national disability programs and recommend to the administration of the City of Phoenix those exhibiting demonstrated worth for implementation or promotion by the City of Phoenix. The Commission shall also: 1) Assist city departments in the evaluation of City-owned or leased facilities so that they are accessible to people with disabilities. 2) Plan, develop, and implement recognition and public awareness programs. 3) Develop constructive working relationships with the following sectors of the community regarding all aspects of people with disabilities: business and industry, schools and educational institutions, governmental bodies and agencies, healthcare and service providers, youth, parent, citizen groups, and organizations, public and private agencies involved in disability issues and employment and present and potential employers of people with disabilities. 4) Create committees from the Commission and interested members of the public. 5) The Commission shall submit an annual report to the Mayor and City Council and such other reports as the Mayor and Council may deem necessary and will also make recommendations to the City of Phoenix on any issues or concerns to people with disabilities.
This Commission meets bi-monthly on the fourth Wednesday at 4:15 p.m. in the 4th Floor Lecture Room at Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
This Commission shall be comprised of 17 members appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council for three (3) year terms. The Chair and Vice Chair appointments shall expire on December 31 of every year. No member shall serve more than two consecutive terms as chair. No member shall serve more than two consecutive terms as vice chair. Each Commissioner shall serve on at least one of the standing committees.