The Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities is looking for new members who are interested in working collaboratively to advise the mayor, City Council and city administrators on the needs of people with disabilities. In addition to its advisory role, the group also helps find solutions to meet those needs, and provides advice on issues involving compliance with state and national legislation.
Members are appointed by the mayor. Those eligible for appointment include Virginia Beach residents with disabilities, individuals who have experience working with people with disabilities and representatives of groups that provide services to people with disabilities. The committee meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library, located at 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.
The committee works with city officials on community education, legislation, accessibility, employment, transportation and promoting economic opportunities for citizens with disabilities. Each year, the committee presents awards to individuals, businesses and service organizations that demonstrate a commitment to improving the lives of Virginia Beach citizens with disabilities.
To apply for membership, download an application here and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the committee, visit www.vbgov.com/government/departments/city-clerk/mayor/pages/persons-with-disabilities.aspx or call (757) 385-4581.
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