Citizen Board or Commission
Larcom City Hall, 301 E Huron St, Second floor, City Council Chambers
Council resolution, 11/4/69 (formerly Committee on the Problems of the Handicapped). Reestablished June 6, 1983 as "Mayor's Commission on Handicapper Concerns". Name changed to "Ann Arbor Commission on Handicapper Concerns" and membership composition revised by Council resolution August 18, 1986. Current name approved by Council resolution July 1, 1991. Composition and terms changed by Council resolution April 1, 2002. Composition and terms amended by Council resolution R-14-251 on July 21, 2014. Bylaws amended by City Council on March 10, 2016 which clarifies membership requirements.
To promote and advocate for equal opportunities for all individuals with physical, mental and/or emotional disabilities.
Special Qualifications for Appointment:
Leadership skills to provide direction and set policy for 3 program members who coordinate special change/improvement projects; (2) Fifty percent (50%) of members/commissioners must be physically disabled or challenged; (3) Primary functions of members must be in the City of Ann Arbor-employment, volunteer work, etc.; (4) Specific expertise in one of the 3 program areas; (5) Participation at the program level prior to application for appointment as a commissioner; (6) no more than nine (9) members may be appointed who do not have a disability as defined by the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.
Length of Terms:
3-year terms, which shall be staggered so that approximately 1/3 of the member's terms expire each year. 5 members shall be appointed in 2002, 4 members in 2004 and 4 members in 2005, with the number of appointments being established on the same pattern for year 2005 and beyond. City Council representative shall be appointed anually.
Meeting Times and Frequency:
This is a permanent commission which meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 3:15 p.m. in the Council Chamber.
Not to exceed 13 members, 12 of which shall be appointed by Mayor with approval of Council, and 1 of whom shall be a member of the City Council. No more than 3 persons may be appointed who do not have a disability and one member which shall be a member of City Council which is appointed annually. The City Council member shall be a voting member of the Commission with all rights and privileges of membership.
Contact Info: Heather Koch, Human Resources, 734-794-6120 or 734-794-6123.