Commission on People with Disabilities
A man who is blind and has a service animal, a young man with Down Syndrome, a person using sign language, a child who uses a wheelchair learning to play baseball, a husband comforting his wife, a man who uses a wheelchair, and several individuals with intellectual disabilities

Patricia Gallalee, Chair  •  Karen Morgret, Vice-Chair

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The meetings of the Commission on People with Disabilities are open to the public. The Commission welcomes visitors to join us as we serve the County and its residents. Please contact the office to confirm meetings.  


Next Meeting: Commission on People with Disabilities Meeting - Wednesday, April 12, 2023 from 6pm to 7:30pm. The Commission will be meeting virtually via Zoom. Agenda and Zoom link to be announced. If you have any further questions, please email

Meeting Accessibility Notice: Sign language interpreter services and other auxiliary aids or services will be provided upon request with as much advance notice as possible, preferably at least three (3) full business days before the meeting/event.  To request any other reasonable accommodation or to advise us of any dietary considerations, please  send a request to Taking these steps will help us have sufficient time to best meet your needs.

Maryland Open Meetings Act - Model Regulations for Open Meetings:
1.01. Public Attendance. (a) At any open session of the [name of public body], the general public is invited to attend and observe. (b) Except in instances when the [public body] expressly invites public testimony, questions, comments, or other forms of public participation, or when public participation is otherwise authorized by law, no member of the public attending an open session may participate in the session. 1.02. Disruptive Conduct. (a) A person attending an open session of the [public body] may not engage in any conduct, including visual demonstrations such as the waving of placards, signs, or banners, that disrupts the session or that interferes with the right of members of the public to attend and observe the session. (b)(1) The presiding officer may order any person who persists in conduct prohibited by subsection (a) of this section or who violates any other regulation concerning the conduct of the open session to be removed from the session and may request police assistance to restore order. (2) The presiding officer may recess the session while order is restored. View more information on Maryland Open Meetings Act.

Boards/Committees/Commissions (B/C/C) Inclement Weather Policy:

  • If Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) open late, B/C/C morning meetings are cancelled.
  • If MCPS closes early, or if afternoon or evening activities are cancelled, B/C/C afternoon and evening meetings are cancelled.
  • If MCPS is closed all day, all B/C/C meetings for that day and evening will be cancelled.


Full Commission Meeting Schedule - 2023

Meetings are held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month, except for July and August. As possible, we adjust meeting dates in order to accommodate days of major religious observances.


April 12, 2023
May 10, 2023
June 14, 2023
No meetings in July or August
September 13, 2023
October 11, 2023
November 8, 2023
December 13, 2023

Steering Committee Meeting Schedule 

Next Meeting: Wednesday March 15 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. Join Zoom Meeting: you want to call into the meeting, call 301-715-8592, use Meeting ID: 867 3604 1756 followed by #. Those calling into the meeting can press *6 to mute and unmute their phone.

Upcoming Steering Committee Meetings

Meetings are held virtually from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month (unless otherwise noted). Meeting link to be announced.
March 15, 2023
April 19, 2023
May 17, 2023
June 21, 2023
July 19, 2023
August 16, 2023
September 20, 2023
October 18, 2023
November 15, 2023

December 20, 2023


Support to the Commission is provided by:

Betsy Luecking, Community Outreach Manager
Carly Clem, Administrative Specialist I


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