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 on People with Disabilities Meeting - Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Held at the Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Lobby Auditorium, Rockville, MD 20850. Agenda to be announced. Meetings are open to the public. To request an accommodation to attend the meeting or to request an alternative format of the agenda please call 240-777-1246 (V), MD Relay 711, or e-mail DHHSWebsite@montgomerycountymd.gov.
NEW! Seniors Today - Design for Life Property Tax Credit (Video) - Diane Schwartz Jones, Director of Permitting Services, discusses the new "Design for Life" Tax Credits offered by the County.
NEW! County Executive Ike Leggett Launches Innovative Design for Life Website - Designforlifemc.org promotes Montgomery County's property tax incentives offered to help residents install basic accessibility design features to make their homes welcoming to persons living with a temporary or permanent disability, accommodate friends or relatives who have a mobility limitation, and, ultimately, to help people age in place at home.
NEW! Vote Disability - Rooted in Rights Video - Informs voters with disabilities of their rights, and encourages people with disabilities to vote.
Public Safety Chiefs Urge Public to "Be Safer this Holiday Season;" Be Safe, Be Seen, Be Responsible - Drivers are reminded that it is illegal to park a vehicle without disability tags or license in a designated disability parking space. The fine for Montgomery County is $250. 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, Community Outreach Manager
Carly Clem, Administrative Specialist I
240-777-1246 (V), MD Relay 711
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