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Commission for Individuals With Disabilities

Regular Meetings

  • The 3rd Wednesday of every month from 4:00PM - 6:00PM
  • All meetings are held virtually until further notice
  • The Commission for Individuals with Disabilities is on recess and will reconvene its monthly meetings on September 18, 2024, from 4 to 6 p.m. Thank you for your interest in the work of the Commission.

     

    2024 Meeting Dates
    February 21, 2024 4:00PM
    March 20, 2024 4:00PM
    April 17, 2024 4:00PM
    May 15, 2024 4:00PM
    September 18, 2024 4:00PM
    October 16, 2024 4:00PM
    November 20, 2024 4:00PM
    December 18, 2024 4:00PM

Accommodation Requests

The Commission meetings are open to the public. If you need accommodations to participate in commission meetings, make your request at least 72 hours prior to the meeting date. Please call Lydia Williams at 301-248-5397 or email llwilliams@co.pg.md.us or use Maryland Relay at 711.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Membership

The Commission has 20 volunteer members who are appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council for a 2-year term. Consumers with disabilities, public and private business, provider agencies, and the general public make up the Commission. Accommodations are available.

Commission for Individuals with Disabilities Group Photo

Members

Veronica Davila Steele, Chair
Dahlia Shaewitz, Vice-Chair
Joi Bannister, Secretary 
Tiffany Harkless
Marja Lindsey Reed
Amber Woods
Melissa Scales Hamilton
Doris Jones
William Brownlee
Phyllis Holton
Toyin Fasakin
Frederick Kamara
Miguel Capers
James McDowell
Katrina Dixon Patterson
Natalie Mitchell
Kelvin Adefehinti

Becoming a Member

If you are interested in becoming a Commissioner or learning more about the Commission, please call 301-248-5397 or email llwilliams@co.pg.md.us or use Maryland Relay at 711. You can forward your resume to:

Attn: Lydia Williams
Department of Family Services
Aging and Disabilities Services Division
6420 Allentown Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748

History

In 1986, Prince George's County founded the Commission for Individuals with Disabilities. These Commissioners share their knowledge in order to help the County meet the needs of citizens who have disabilities.

Mission

The mission of the Commission for Individuals with Disabilities is to bring together businesses, citizens, and the government of Prince George's County to discuss and resolve disability issues in the County. The Commission also works with County and State agencies and other Commissions to jointly address and promote the needs and rights of individuals with disabilities. 

Alliances & Accomplishments

Examples of alliances and items accomplished because of them are as follows:

  • Public safety issues have been identified and solutions discussed with Prince George's County Police and Fire Department.
  • The Commission works with the Developmental Disability Council.
  • The Commission works with the Maryland Department of Disabilities.
  • Transportation issues have been identified and solutions discussed with Prince George's Department of Public Works and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).

Duties

  • Helps to ensure that the County is meeting the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Works to approve services to citizens of Prince George's County, such as:
    • Accessibility
    • Community services
    • Education
    • Employment
    • Housing
    • Recreation
    • Transportation