Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities

Addressing the Needs of People with Disabilities and their Families

The committee helps people with disabilities to participate in the economic and social life of the community. To this end, the committee promotes employment of people with disabilities and communicates their needs to local leaders and the public. The committee also sponsors activities benefiting people with disabilities and their families.

Interested in serving?

If you would like to be considered for service on the Mayor's Committee for Services to Persons with Disabilities please complete the online interest form.

Meets

The third Thursday of each month
The next Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 12 p.m.

The public is invited to attend. Join us on Zoom! 

Location

All meetings will be held using Zoom, a free video-conferencing software. No in-person meetings will be held until further notice. 
The public can join the meeting on Zoom or via phone at 1-312-626-6799 with the Webinar ID 816 6667 5992

Meeting Minutes and Agendas

Contact staff for meeting minutes and agendas at 919-996-5740. 

Contact

 
919-996-5740

Address

Raleigh Pathways Center
900 S. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Demetrius Edwards
919-996-5740

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Public Participation

If you would like to schedule an appearance before the Commission, contact Demetrius Edwards at 919-996-5740. Everyone is invited to attend the meeting.

The Raleigh City Council proclaimed July 29, 2019 as Americans with Disabilities Act Awareness Day, in honor of the ADA's 29th anniversary. 

Committee Goals and Activities

Committee Goals

  • Advise the mayor and City Council on matters of concern to citizens with disabilities.
  • Address environmental and attitudinal barriers preventing equal access by citizens with disabilities to education, recreation, employment, transportation, and housing.
  • Promote public awareness of the talents and abilities of persons with disabilities.
  • Inform citizens with disabilities of programs, services and opportunities available to them within the public and private sectors.

Awards Banquet

At the annual awards banquet, the committee recognizes outstanding contributions by individuals or groups who have made a significant impact on the community of persons with disabilities. Awards include:

  • Employer of the Year (Small, Medium and Large categories)
  • Citizen Involvement Award
  • Lockhart Follin-Mace Advocacy Award
  • James E. Meekins Award for an individual with a disability
  • Excellence in Transportation
  • Excellence in Housing
  • Excellence in Recreation
  • Media Award (Television, Print, Radio categories)
  • Supervisor of the Year

 

Awareness Committee

    Awareness and education play a large role in the employment of persons with disabilities. For this reason, the committee presents seminars for personnel officers and other representatives of major employers in the Raleigh area. Presenters at the seminars speak with conviction and from personal experience about employing people with disabilities. Committee members also provide information to employers about adaptive equipment to enhance the working skills of people with disabilities.

    Housing Committee

      The Housing Committee acts as a liaison between the City and its citizens on issues related to the availability and accessibility of housing. The committee works closely with individuals and families seeking affordable, accessible housing.

      Transportation Committee

        The Transportation Committee acts a liaison between the City and its citizens on issues regarding the accessibility of transportation. The committee works with the City to ensure that the transportation needs of people with disabilities are being addressed.

        Members

        • Ricky Scott
          Chairperson
          919-673-8300
        • Philip Woodward
          Vice Chair
          919-518-9525
        • Sharon Benton
          Treasurer
          919-755-0700
        • Lori Millette
          Secretary, Chair of Nomination and Scholarship Committee
          919-324-1128
        • Bob Evans
          Chair of Recreation Committee
          919-239-2865
        • Fred Johnson
          Chair of Transportation
          919-946-8171
        • Andy Landes
          Chair of Health and Wellness
          919-810-9043
        • Ronnie Marshall
          Chair of Public Access
          919-593-1170
        • Shakema McClean
          Chair of Employment Resources
          919-741-2700
        • Robert Parrish
          Chair of Housing Committee
          919-616-1606
        • Tara Waters
          Chair of Awards Banquet
          919-532-5572
        • Donnie Best
          Member
        • Lawrence Carter
          Member
        • Paula Coppola
          Member
        • Suzette Harrington
          Member
        • Julia Matthews-McClain
          Member
        • Ginger Rush
          Member
        • John Samuel
          Member