Disabilities Commission

Purpose


The Athens City Commission on Disabilities is an agency of city government whose commitment is to provide a means for the concerns of people with disabilities to be heard; to advocate for public policy change; to provide expertise to the community on disabilities; and tell the community about the strengths and limitations of people with disabilities, as well as how the community can help them improve their quality of life, thereby ensuring equality of opportunity and full participation in community life for everyone.

Membership


The Commission consists of a minimum of 11 members appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by Athens City Council, one City Council Representative, and the Mayor or his designee. Term length is three years.

Member Term Ending
Brigante, Robin 12/31/20
Brooks, Douglas 12/31/21
Dennis, Scott  12/31/20
Dikis, Rose
12/31/21
Dilley, Berry
12/31/21
Dower, Samorra S. 12/31/21
Lewis, Carolyn
12/31/22
Mata, Silvester  12/31/21
McGee, Patrick (City Council Representative) N/A
McNelly, David R. (Vice-chair)
12/31/22
Prusinski, Cheryl 12/31/22
Silvey, Preston 12/31/22
Trembly, Noah (Treasurer) 12/31/20
Non Voting Members
Rantane, Maxine (Mayor's designee)
N/A

Powers & Duties


  • Make recommendations to the Athens City government on city services related to the needs of persons with disabilities
  • Act as liaison between members of the community and local government
  • Respond to questions from the public, local government, and community
  • Consult with Athens city officials, council, and citizens
  • Inform the city of grant opportunities
  • Submit activity reports and recommendations to the Athens City Council

Meetings


  • 3rd Wednesday of every month
  • 5:30 PM
  • Community Center
The public is welcome to attend.
To make a presentation or to add agenda items contact the Mayor's Office: (740) 592-3338
Email