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Americans with Disabilities Act Committee Fact Sheet
Title: Americans with Disabilities Act Committee
Type of Board/Commission/Committee: Advisory
Affiliated Department: Parks and Recreation
To reference the general rules of procedure and informational booklet for all boards, please see the documents available on the General Board Information page.
Description: In 1990, President Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This law prohibits discrimination towards members of our society regarding access to employment, facilities, programs and services, communication sources, and transportation. In 1992, the City and Borough of Juneau established an ADA committee through Resolution 1585 for the purpose of advising and aiding the city manager and assembly to carry out the goals and provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act as they directly relate to the City and Borough.
Membership: Seven public members serving staggered terms.
Term Limits: None.
Annual Appointment Period (Annual Reports Due): August
Meetings: Second Thursday of Each Month at 12:30p.m. at the Downtown Juneau Library unless otherwise noticed.
Special Facts: All seats are open to any member of the public who wishes to apply. Persons with Disabilities or family members of persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply for any vacant seats on the committee.
Staff Contact: George Schaaf 364-3388 or Frances Compton - 586-5226 - Fran_Compton@ci.juneau.ak.us