Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities

MOPD Press Release

Houston celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26th

Mayor Sylvester Turner to speak about Houston’s role in enacting the ADA

When: July 26, 2020 2:00 – 3:30 PM

What: Houston ADA30 Celebration

The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, in collaboration with The Houston Center for Independent Living, The Southwest ADA Center, TIRR Memorial Hermann, and the Jewish Family Service (JFS), present this special program in honor of the 30th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The program theme, Generation ADA: Paving the Road for the Next Thirty Years, reflects the history, Houston-based activism, and collective action that led to that pivotal moment for disability justice.

Featuring remarks by Mayor Sylvester Turner, a keynote interview with Lex Frieden, disability themed music by local performers with disabilities, a special ADA 30 poem by Houston activist Maria R. Palacios and more. The event will be simulcast on Zoom and Facebook Live at

To register for the Zoom webinar, visit

Gabe Cazares, Director
Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
Office 832-394-0814
Mobile 832-712-3285

Anne Bacon, Planning Committee Chair
Houston Commission on Disabilities
Office 832-394-0814

The mission of the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) is to serve as the primary advocate for the rights and needs of citizens with disabilities. The Office also serves as a liaison between the mayor, city council, city departments and other public and private entities on matters pertaining to people with disabilities in Houston. MOPD's vision is a city where everyone understands the importance of equal participation and full inclusion of all citizens, including citizens with disabilities.