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Purpose: To support the civil rights of and full integration into Topeka community life for all people with disabilities. The ADA Council seeks to enhance the community by the efforts of persons with disabilities; to make a positive difference in their relationship with the community by working toward providing full access to facilities, programs, services, activities and employment; and to enable persons with disabilities to equally participate in the social and economic life of the city.

Membership: In accordance with City Code 2.80.10, the ADA Council shall be comprised of ten (10) members. At least six (6) members will be individuals with disabilities, with each of the six (6) major life functions represented by these members, for example, speaking, learning, walking or breathing. Hearing, walking and vision disabilities are currently represented on the board. All efforts will be made to ensure cross-disability representation in the selection of ADA council members. Terms shall be for two years. Members may not serve more than four (4) consecutive terms. Upon expiration of a term the position shall remain vacant until a successor is appointed; members shall not
serve beyond their appointed terms.

Authority: Ordinance 18920.
Term: Two years
Term Limits: Four consecutive terms
Meetings: Monthly, 2nd Wednesday of each month; from 1-2:30 PM at 620 SE Madison (Holliday Building), 2nd Floor Conference Room

Board members and term end dates:
Chair: Marilyn Lind, 9/30/14
Marie Carter, 01/31/15
Marijo Mastroianni, 09/30/15
Sherry McGowan, 09/30/15
Don Moses, 09/30/15
Theresa Packard, 09/30/15
Keri Strahler, 09/30/15
Rebecca Betts, 03/31/16
David Cullip, 03/31/16
Nancy McIndoe, 03/31/16

City contact: David Bevans, 368-1642

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