Commission on Disabilities Seeks Applicants to Assist People with Disabilities

Commissioners: From left to right in back row: Mike Mathias, Susan Austin, Laurie Kwiedorowicz, Kathy Halliday, Tracy Moore, and Reverend Alvin Ellison. In the front row: Andrea Wiley, Chairperson Marc Weinstein, Niki Biggs, Helene Dubay, and Keith England. Seated: Student Representative Matt Combs.

(Bel Air, MD) – – The Harford County Commission on Disabilities is currently accepting applications to fill four vacancies. The citizens that fill these vacancies will join 12 other volunteers who serve on the Commission. The Commission is seeking candidates for each of the following categories:

 

1)   A County citizen with a disability

2)   A County citizen with an interest in assisting individuals with disabilities

3)   An individual representing an agency serving people with disabilities

4)   A student representative entering their junior or senior year in August 2014

 

“We’re looking for individuals who have an interest in issues affecting citizens with disabilities and who want to join us as volunteers to make our community fully accessible and to provide opportunities for all citizens to participate in community life,” said Commission Chairperson Marc Weinstein.  “Commission projects range from our Annual Employment Awards Luncheon and our biennial Expo for Transitioning Youth to our on-line Legislative Guide and accessible ramps program, to name a few,” added Weinstein.

 

The Commission on Disabilities meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 5pm in Bel Air, MD. For more information and an application, contact Department of Community Services Disabilities Coordinator Rachel Harbin at 410-638-3373 voice/TTY or via email at disability@harfordcountymd.gov .  Applications to fill the current vacancies will be accepted until May 23, 2014.

 

The Harford County Commission on Disabilities was established in 1995 to serve as the voice of the disability community in Harford County.  Members are appointed by the County Executive with the approval of the County Council.

 

The Harford County Department of Community services was established in 1979 via Executive Order and works daily to meet the needs of our seniors, youth, persons with disabilities and those struggling to overcome addiction.  The Department works with federal, state, local and private agencies to ensure our county continues to evolve and remains dedicated to providing the best possible services for our citizens and community.

 

 

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