Commision on Disability

Purpose

The Commission on Disability advises the Mayor, City Council, department directors, and other boards and commissions on issues pertaining to the disability community in the City of Alameda.  The Commission addresses a broad range of issues affecting the lives of people with disabilities and advises city officials on actions they can take to achieve an environment in which people with disabilities have equal access to programs, housing, facilities and services.  To support the integration and participation of persons with disabilities, the Commission works to foster attitudes and promote behaviors that respect and value people with disabilities throughout the community.

 

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To find out more regarding the requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please see the official website.

For information on emergency preparedness for individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, please click on the link to access the webcast training "Feeling Safe, Being Safe" offered by the  California Department of Social Services (CDSS). 

This commission meets every other month at 6:30 pm at City Hall in Council Chambers.  (No meetings in Council Chambers in August)  Please check City Calendar for dates and meeting agendas.  For 2019, the scheduled meeting dates will be:

  • January 9, 2019
  • Retreat - February 9, 2019 at 10 AM, Mastick Senior Center
  • March 13, 2019 
  • May 8, 2019
  • July 10, 2019
  • September 11, 2019
  • November 20, 2019

To apply, download and complete an application form(PDF, 169KB)  and submit it to the City Clerk's office. Additional information on the application and appointment process is available here.

To forward information to Commissioners, please email disabilitycomm@alamedaca.gov, or call Laurie Kozisek, City Staff Liaison, at (510) 747-7930.

If you would like to receive occasional emails about items of interest to the disability community in Alameda, send your email request to disabilitycomm@alamedaca.gov.

Members First Appointment Current Term Expires
Elizabeth Kenny, Commission Chair July, 2014 June, 2022
Jenn Barrett, Commission Vice Chair July, 2017 June, 2021
Anto Aghapekian November, 2015 June, 2021
Arnold Brillinger September, 2015 June, 2019
Susan T. Deutsch November, 2010 June, 2019
Lisa Hall September, 2016 June, 2021
Jenny Linton November, 2015 June, 2019
Jennifer Roloff January, 2018 June, 2021
Leslie Morrison June, 2018 June, 2022

 

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