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Executive Kittleman seeks member with disability for Howard County’s Commission on Disability Issues

November 15, 2016

Media Contacts:
Mark Miller, Administrator, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022
Michelle Henry, ADA Coordinator, Department of Community Resources and Services, 410-313-6431

Deadline to apply is Tuesday, Dec. 13

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman is currently seeking applicants with a disability who are interested in serving on the Commission on Disability Issues. The Commission is comprised of 15 voting members who serve five-year terms each and includes people with disabilities, service providers, family members of people with disabilities and the community-at-large.

The Commission advises Howard County Government on issues affecting people with disabilities and also provides guidance and recommendations on Americans with Disabilities Act compliance. More specifically, the Commission advises County Government on the needs and gaps in such areas as housing, transportation, recreation, employment, education, community services, treatment, rehabilitation and related matters, which may preclude the full integration of persons who have disabilities into the community.

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must be Howard County residents, 18 years of age or older, have an interest in disability issues and be able to attend the Commission’s meetings which are held on the fourth Monday every other month, beginning with February, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Gateway Building, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Room 303 in Columbia.

Applicants should send a resume and brief letter explaining why they want to serve on the Board to David Lee either by email to dklee@howardcountymd.gov or by mail to: Howard County Government, Office of the County Executive, Attn: David Lee, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043. The names of eligible applicants will be submitted to the County Executive for approval and then to the County Council for confirmation. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 5:00 p.m.

Part of the Department of Community Resources and Services, the Office of ADA Coordination strives to ensure that all programs, services and facilities of Howard County Government are accessible and available to residents with disabilities as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

For more information on the Commission on Disability Issues visit www.howardcountymd.gov/CDI or contact Michelle Henry, ADA Coordinator at 410-313-6431 (voice/relay) or email mhenry@howardcountymd.gov.

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