Mayor's Committee on Disability

Mayor's Committee on Disability


The Mayor's Committee on Disability's purpose is to work with and for people with and without disabilities to ensure access for all by eliminating physical and attitudinal barriers and improving participation in the Santa Fe community for the enrichment of all.  As clarified in City Resolution 2006-151 this advisory committee:

  • Studies issues of disability in regards to City programs, including but not limited to, those in the areas of housing, human rights, employment, recreation, and transportation;
  • Advises the Governing Body regarding City programs that provide services to persons with disabilities, including, without limitation, those in the areas of housing, human rights, employment, recreation, and transportation services and access;
  • Recommends short-range and long-range priorities in those areas of housing, human rights, employment, recreation, and transportation services relating to persons with disabilities;
  • Appoints subcommittees to review and comment on preliminary plans of City public works projects such as any new building, any building repair or remodeling that costs more than $25,000, any new park or recreational facility, any improvement to a park or recreational facility that costs more than $25,000, and any new pedestrian construction that costs more than $10,000;
  • Assists the City in community outreach and education and staff training regarding issues of disability; and
  • Cooperates with other City boards and committees, including, without limitation, those in the areas of housing, human rights, employment, recreation, and transportation.

Members

The nine members of the Mayor's Committee on Disability are appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council.   The Chair and Vice-Chair are elected by the members.  The Chair appoints sub-committees and sub-committee chairs, as needed.  The Committee is also served by one Citizen Advocate.  Our members are:

  • Aurore Bleck, Chair
  • Hope Reed
  • Kendra Garcia
  • Michael D. Wirtz
  • Kathlyne Gish, Vice-Chair
  • Mariam Jawhar
  • Victor Hughes
  • Angelique Montoya
  • Pam J. Parfitt

Meetings

The Committee's monthly meetings are open to the public and are currently held at the City Council Chambers, 200 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe on the third Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.   The first ten minutes of every meeting are reserved for public comment.  Individuals planning to makes comments are encouraged to notify the ADA Coordinator by phone (505) 955-6654 or by email at: [bot protected email address] in advance. 

Mayor’s Committee on Disability meeting minutes can be found at the following page:  
http://www.santafenm.gov/archive_center#cat-220

 

CommUNITY Day at Santa Fe Plaza   May 14, 2016

Community day at the SF Plaza

(Guest Larry Lujan), Aurore Bleck, Mary McGinnis, Meriam Jawhar and Dave McQuarie



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