PUBLIC INVITED TO FORUM ON DISABILITY ISSUES, CITY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR MAYOR'S COMMISSION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Nine-member Commission Appointed by Mayor to Advise on Policy and Procedure
BOSTON - Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the City of Boston is now accepting applications for the Mayor's Commission for Persons with Disabilities. The commission is made up of nine members who work to help the City of Boston meet the needs of persons with disabilities who live, work and visit Boston. The Commission informs and advises the City on policies and procedures affecting the disability community.
In addition, the Mayor's Commission for Persons with Disabilities will hold a public forum tomorrow, Wednesday, June 15 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Boston City Hall, Room 900 to give residents the opportunity to discuss accessibility concerns with City of Boston officials.
"As Mayor of the City of Boston, I represent all our residents, and ensuring the voice of our disability community is heard is a priority for me," said Mayor Walsh. "I am looking forward to working with the Commission on new ideas that will make the City of Boston more accessible and welcoming to all."
The City is currently seeking applications from people with disabilities who reflect the diverse needs of Boston's neighborhoods and communities. Members will be appointed by the Mayor and serve in a volunteer capacity for a term of three years. Applicants must meet the following requirements: