The Commission was created in 1994 and advises the County Executive on matters regarding compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation.
The Commission’s mission is as follows:
To conduct and participate in meetings for the purpose of raising the level of "Disability Awareness" among people with disabilities and the general public.
To facilitate the utilization of all resources available to people with disabilities.
To identify barriers to programs and services available to people with disabilities and to recommend the means of overcoming these barriers.
To make recommendations to the County Executive regarding existing and proposed legislation pertaining to people with disabilities.
To review programs and services for people with disabilities and to identify their needs and gaps in service.
The Commission meets on the second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at Winchester Hall, 12 E. Church St., Frederick, MD. Meetings are open to the public. The Commission does not meet in August and December.