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ADA Advisory Council Membership

View ordinance and membership information for the ADA Advisory Council.

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Body Name

Americans with Disabilities Act Advisory Council

Authorization

Ordinance (2-6-5-1; 2-6-5-5)

Meeting Frequency

Monthly

Purpose

Duties, Responsibilities and Powers:

The mission of the Albuquerque Americans with Disabilities Act Advisory Council is to support the civil rights of, and full integration into, Albuquerque community life for all people with disabilities. The Albuquerque Americans with Disabilities Act Advisory Council shall:

  1. Advise the Mayor and City Council on issues affecting people with disabilities.
  2. Provide a public forum to identify, discuss, and address issues relevant to people with disabilities.
  3. Report on accessibility problems around the city.
  4. Provide information to the city's ADA Coordinator about disability concerns expressed by the public.
  5. Provide information, educational opportunities and networking opportunities to all citizens with
    disabilities.
  6. Establish criteria for prioritizing the remedial steps to address access needs within the community.
  7. Develop operating procedures for the Albuquerque Americans with Disabilities Act Council.
  8. Review city government program services and activity access for physical, sensory, or other
    impediments.
  9. Review city codes with the city's Office of Diversity & Human Rights relating to disability rights and
    access.
  10. Make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council regarding a community transition plan that
    addresses: barriers (non-structural) to city programs, services and activities and barriers (structural) to
    city facilities including parks and trails.
  11. Create an Advisory Committee comprised of at least 3 developmentally disabled citizens, and/or
    their advocates, to provide input to the Albuquerque Americans with Disabilities Act Council to ensure their issues are being addressed.

Composition

  1. The mayor shall appoint the Albuquerque Americans with Disabilities Act Council members subject to the advice and consent of the City Council. Both the Mayor and individual City Councilors may recommend potential Board
    members to the Mayor.
  2. Albuquerque Americans with Disabilities Act Council members shall serve without compensation.
  3. The Albuquerque Americans with Disabilities Act Council shall select, by majority vote, two of the appointees as the chairperson and vice-chairperson of the Council.

Current Membership

Position Representing Name Term
1. Individual with a disability Mrs. Peggy L Chong Oct. 20, 2018
2. Individual with a disability Ms. Lisa A. Mcniven Oct. 20, 2018
3. Individual with a disability Mrs. Karen J Cushnyr Oct. 20, 2019
4. Individual with a disability Ms. Terri O'Hare Oct. 20, 2018
5. Individual with a disability Ms. Sacheen Smith Oct. 20, 2020
6. Individual with a disability Vacant
7. Representative Vacant

 

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