Sacramento Disabilities Advisory Commission turns 20 years old

The City of Sacramento’s Disabilities Advisory Commission turns 20 years old this year.

Formed in 2002, the commission is tasked with providing advice and recommendations to the City on strategies and policies designed to ensure and enhance compliance with federal and state disability laws.

Nine commissioners serve on the advisory board, each appointed by the Mayor with approval by a majority of City Council.

In January, the commission for the first time gave out awards named after former Commissioner Tim Haley who passed away in early 2020.

“The Sacramento Disabilities Advisory Commission is honored to present the Tim Haley Recognition Award to our Sacramento neighbors who go above and beyond to support our local disabled community,” Commissioner Will Cannady said. “Tim was a shining example of a community member who supported the needs of Sacramento’s disabled residents.”

Award recipients include Marc Laver, Cid Van Koersel, Vanessa Bieker, Russell Rawlings, Phillip Sinclair, Joe Xavier and Meena Kalyanasundaran.

More information about the recipients and their service to the community can be found here.

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month.

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