Disabled, Advisory Council on the

Details about the Disabled, Advisory Council on the

Overview

The Advisory Council is under the Office of Disabled Ordinance 57432

An ordinance to established the Office on the Disabled as a Division in the Department of Welfare, providing for a Commissioner on the Disabled and Staff, setting forth the powers and duties of such Division, providing for an Advisory Council and its duties and powers.

The advisory council shall have the authority and responsibility to keep the Mayor, the Board of Aldermen, the director of welfare, and the commissioner of the disabled advised as to all matters relating to the welfare of disabled persons residing in the City. It shall, on request of the Mayor, the Board of Aldermen, the director of welfare, or the commissioner of the disabled, review and make its recommendations on all matters presented to such council.

Within ninety (90) days of the effective date of the ordinance codified in this part there shall be established an advisory council on the disabled which shall consist of nine (9) members, at least five (5) of whom shall themselves be disabled. Members of the advisory council shall be appointed by and serve a the pleasure of the Mayor. They shall receive no compensation for their services on the advisory council.

Apply to Serve (5 openings) View board website
Openings include appointments labeled "Serving Beyond Term."

Board Members

Showing 6 active board members (maximum 9)
Name Role End Date
Linda Baker Member 05/01/2023
Donna Gunning Member 05/01/2023
Gina Hilberry Member 05/01/2023
Adam Pearson Member 05/01/2023
Kerri Morgan Member 05/01/2021
Serving Beyond Term
William Sheldon Member 05/01/2021
Serving Beyond Term

Authorizing Legislation

Ordinance 57432, approved November 6, 1977, City Code 3.36.745 - 3.36.760

Board Duties and Purpose

The Office on the Disabled as a Division of the Department of Welfare,, in addition to other powers and duties as hereafter may be authorized and imposed by law, shall:

A. Advise and confer with the Mayor, the Board of Aldermen and other city, county state and federal officials concerning projects and activities for the disabled.

B. Study current patterns and conditions of living of disabled persons and identify such factors as my be beneficial or detrimental to the wholesome and meaningful living of such disabled persons.

C. Develop and/or demonstrate new approaches, techniques and methods which hold promise of substantial contribution towards wholesome and meaningful living of such disabled persons.

D. Develop and/or demonstrate new approaches, methods and techniques for achieving and/or improving coordination of community and governmental services for such disabled persons.

E. Evaluate approaches, techniques and methods which may assist disabled persons to enjoy wholesome and meaningful living and to contribute to the strength and welfare of the community.

F. Prepare and adopt plans, reports, applications and agreements for cooperation with, and receiving assistance and grants from the other governmental agencies, local, state and/or federal, established for such purposes.

G. Work cooperatively with other city departments and agencies in the development of policy and the implementation of programs.

Member Requirements

Members of the advisory council shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Mayor. The five (5) members first appointed shall serve a term of four years each and the four (4) members last appointed shall serve a term of two years. Thereafter, all members shall serve a term of 4-years.

They shall receive no compensation for their services on the advisory council.

Questions and Feedback

If you have questions or any feedback about this content, please contact:

Michele Knox
Special Assistant to the Mayor for Boards and Commissions
(314) 622-4304
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