Commission on Persons With Disabilities


The Commission on Persons With Disabilities 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.



Residents of Alameda are invited to submit applications online or you can download here(PDF, 188KB) and file with the City Clerk’s office via hand delivery or mail (2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Room 380, Alameda, CA 94501), via email ( or via fax (510-865-4048).
Applications are valid for one year. Applicants are considered for any vacancies which occur during the year their application is valid. If you remain interested in serving and are not appointed within a year of submitting your application, please be sure to submit a new, updated application.  


Additional information on the application and appointment process is available here.  





Members First Appointment Current Term Expires
Katy Beehler September 21, 2021 June 30, 2027
Lisa Hall September 20, 2016 June 30, 2025
Amanda Bugge September 06, 2022 June 30, 2026
Kathleen Bonsmith July 18, 2023 June 30, 2027
Jane Schmitz September 06, 2022 June 30, 2026
Allison Mullings October 20, 2020 June 30, 2024
Jennifer Roloff January 2, 2018 June 30, 2025


This commission meets on the second Wednesday of every other month at 6:30 pm. Please check City Calendar for dates and meeting agendas. 

For 2024, the scheduled meeting dates are:

February 7, 2024 - 6:30 pm
April 10, 2024 - 6:30 pm
June 5, 2024 - 6:30 pm
August 14, 2024 - 6:30 pm
October 9, 2024 - 6:30 pm
December 11, 2024 - 6:30 pm


Click here to view all City meeting agendas, minutes, and videos.


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). 

To forward information to Commissioners, please email or call or email Sarah Henry, City Staff Liaison, at 510-747-4714 or