AMERICANS WITH DISABILITES ACT ADVISORY COMMISSION
The purpose of the American's With Disabilities Act Advisory Commission is to:
- Review the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to maintain a clear and comprehensive understanding of federal legislation addressing all forms of discrimination against individuals on the basis of disability.
- Make recommendations to the mayor and assembly for the adoption, change or repeal of municipal laws, rules, regulations, restrictions or other matters affecting the individuals with disabilities community.
- Act in an advisory capacity to the mayor and the assembly in matters of policy concerning implementation by the municipality of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Report at least annually to the mayor and the assembly on individuals with disabilities issues and progress in relevant areas such as employment and public and private accommodations.
- Identify municipal facilities and employment procedures that require modifications and advise the mayor and assembly of those issues.
- Undertake efforts to open and maintain channels of communication with those with disabilities and to periodically hold hearings on matters of importance to that community, the Municipality of Anchorage, and the local government.
- Carry out educational and public relations programs designed to create public awareness. Perform such other powers and duties as the assembly may refer from time to time.
The ADA Advisory Commission meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Department of Health and Human Services, 825 L Street, 4th Floor Conference Room, Anchorage, Alaska.
The Commission consists of seven members, with three members from disability organizations and four members of the community. The Commissioners volunteer their time to serve and educate the community; set annual goals; and present reports to the Assembly and Mayor.
David Ziemer, Chair
To find out more about the programs and activities of the American's With Disabilities Act Advisory Commission, you may call (907) 343-4763 or email David Levy at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 25th Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act is coming up on July 26, 2015. In celebration of this event Alaskans are invited:
-To submit an essay, image, or video answering the question:
How has the Americans with Disabilities Act affected your life in the area of:
- COMMUNITY INCLUSION
The deadline to enter is August 1, 2015! For more information please click the link below:
Americans With Disabilities Act 25th Anniversary Essay Contest Application
-To attend a 25th Anniversary of the ADA Celebration on Monday, July 27, 2015 from 4-6pm at The Anchorage Senior Activity Center Starlight Ballroom (1300 East 19th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99501).