Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities
The Alexandria Commssion on Persons with Disabilities Presents its Annual Awards
The Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities will present its annual awards at a reception co-hosted with the Mayor and City Council in the Vola Lawson Lobby at City Hall on Tuesday, June 24 at 5:30 p.m.
The John Duty Collins III Outstanding Advocate Award recognizes an advocate for persons with disabilities and includes a $500 donation in the recipient’s name to an organization of the recipient’s choice that contributes to the promotion of equal opportunity for persons with disabilities.
The Gerry Bertier Scholarship is a merit based scholarship to a City of Alexandria resident with a disability or to a student at a school located in the City of Alexandria who seeks post-secondary education.
All are welcome to attend. For additional information or reasonable accommodation, contact Mike Hatfield at 703.746.3148 (Virginia Relay 711) or firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities
The Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities (ACPD) is a 17 member volunteer citizen body appointed by the Mayor and City Council to provide advice to the Mayor, City Council, and City Manager on policies, programs and legislation affecting Alexandria's residents with physical and sensory disabilities.
Its mission is "to promote the rights of persons with disabilities by advocating for equality, dignity and independence through advising the community and advancing public awareness."
The ACPD is composed of 14 citizen members, a representative of the Alexandria Commission on Aging and two representatives of the business community (one from the Chamber of Commerce and one at-large). A majority of the citizen members are persons with disabilities.
Through its Executive, standing, and ad hoc committees, the ACPD focuses its work on issues of transportation, accessibility, housing, employment, and public awareness and awards including the Gerry Bertier Scholarship and the John Duty Collins III Outstanding Advocate for Persons with Disabilities Award.
In addition, the ACPD makes recommendations regarding the City's Diversity Plan and provides a forum for the expression of concerns and problems by persons with disabilities.
The ACPD meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month in the Chet and Sabra Avery Room 2000 at City Hall. For more information or reasonable accommodations, the City's ADA Program Manager, Mike Hatfield, can be contacted at: 703.746.3148, Virginia Relay 711.
For further information about the responsibilities of this board or commission, or to apply to serve on this board or commission, contact Jackie Henderson or Lora Love in the City Clerk's Office at 703 746-4550. Click here for board and commission vacancies.
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We welcome donations to support our scholarships and other programs.