Commission on Disabilities Seeks New Members, Hosts Open House April 25

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors and the Commission on Disabilities are currently recruiting new members to serve on the Commission on Disabilities.

The Commission advises the Board of Supervisors on disability-related issues and co-sponsors various activities and events to raise disabilities awareness throughout the community.  Its mission is to promote the independence and full participation of people with disabilities in San Mateo County.BBall Game

Commissioners are appointed by the Board of Supervisors and generally serve three-year terms.   The minimum monthly commitment is 12 hours, which includes meetings, committee work and projects.  The Commission on Disabilities was founded in 1991 and has 21 members including people with disabilities, family members, agency representatives and the community-at-large.

“The Commission on Disabilities is one of the hardest-working Commissions we have in the County,” Supervisor Carole Groom said.  “The Commissioners are very dedicated and provide the Board with so much invaluable input on how the County can best serve the disability community.”

Interviews for candidates will be held in May. The Commission will host an open house on Thursday, April 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. at 255 37th Ave. San Mateo, Room 100, in the offices of the San Mateo County Health System. The Commission typically meets the fourth Thursday of each month at the Health System.

Persons interested in applying can find an online application at the Commission’s website:  http://smchealth.org/smccod, or they can contact Craig McCulloh, Staff Liaison to the Commission, at  cmcculloh@smcgov.org or 650-573-2480 or the California Relay (711) for those who are deaf, or have hearing or speech impairments.

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