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April 21, 2011

Houston Commission on Disabilities Accepting Applications

The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities and Office of Boards and Commissions are seeking applications to be considered for nomination to the Houston Commission on Disabilities.

Deadline for submitting applications: Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The mission of the Houston Commission on Disabilities (HCOD) is to advise and make recommendations to the Mayor, Houston City Council, City of Houston Department Directors and the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities on issues that pertain to the needs, rights and privileges of people with disabilities. The HCOD is further committed to understanding and monitoring the activities of city government and representing the views and interests of all people with disabilities.

The HCOD routinely meets once a month for approximately two hours. However, there will also be work groups and committees dedicated to specific issues that reflect the goals and objectives of the year. Commissioners are encouraged to attend all meetings and participate in committees and work groups where their expertise could be of use.

Prospective members are strongly encouraged to attend at least one HCOD meeting to gain a better understanding of issues being discussed and the character of the commission's work. The meetings are currently being held on the second Thursday of each month from 4pm to 6pm at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center located at 1475 West Gray Street, Houston 77019.

If interested in applying to be considered for nomination, please click on either link:

All applications should be sent to:

Office of Boards and Commissions
c/o Jenn Char, Director
901 Bagby, 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77002

For more information, please contact Kaitlyn Tracy, Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, at