The City has formed an ADA Advisory Group including local citizens who are members of the disability community or who work closely with persons with disabilities to advise City staff throughout the ADA Transition Plan process. At least 51% of the ADA Advisory Group is made up of individuals living with a disability as defined by the ADA including hearing impairment, intellectual disability, psychiatric disability, mobility impairment and vision impairment.
The intended goals and responsibilities of the ADA Advisory Group include:
- Provide advice, identify accessibility barriers and recommend accessibility improvements to new and existing City programs, services and facilities as it relates to Title II of the ADA.
- Develop relationships with other local organizations serving individuals with disabilities as identified by the ADA.
- Support City public engagement efforts for the ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan process including review of engagement tools and materials for accessibility.
- May be asked to support City staff on ADA Transition Plan implementation and future Plan updates.
The ADA Advisory Group is anticipated to meet virtually on a monthly basis during the ADA Transition Plan project timeline (through March 2021) and may continue on a quarterly basis thereafter. Scheduled meetings are posted below.
Current members of the ADA Advisory Group are listed below. If you have a question regarding the Advisory Group, please contact ADA Transition Plan Project Manager, Mark Freiberger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-855-0771.
Doug Merriman, City Supervisor
Mark Freiberger, Director of Public works
David Lee, City Engineer
Jennifer Salemann, TSI