Americans with Disabilities Act Committee Fact Sheet

Title: Americans with Disabilities Act Committee

Type of Board/Commission/Committee: Advisory

Affiliated Department: Community Development

Status: Active

Governing Legislation:
-Resolution 2429
-Date Created: July 20, 1992
-Sunset Date: N/A

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.

Officers: Chair

Quorum: 4

Term Limits: None.

Annual Appointment Period (Annual Reports Due): August

Meetings: Third 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: Charlie Ford or Brenwynne Jenkins - Charlie 586-0767, Brenwynne 586-0766 -