Mayor's Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities
- 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
- Third Tuesday of each month
- City Hall, 2nd Floor South Conference Room
123 South Lincoln St., Aberdeen, SD 57401
Arranging Public Access & Transportation
Our meeting location features accessible entrances, parking, and restrooms. If you need assistance, alternative formats for reading, or accessible locations, please contact the mayor's office at 605-626-7025 at least one week prior to the meeting. If you need public transportation, call Ride Line by the day before the meeting between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm at 605-626-3333.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings and Minutes are also available following approval.
To view the most current Agendas & Minutes, please click on the Agendas & Minutes link.
The Mayor's Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities was established by a Resolution of the Aberdeen City Commission in 1991. The Committee was created for the purpose of developing a favorable public climate for the acceptance and meaningful integration of people with disabilities in the community. The overall goal is to provide a framework for community-based advocacy for the removal of both structural and attitudinal barriers facing people with disabilities. Members include people with disabilities, parents, and those who have an interest in the challenges faced by people with disabilities.
If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact the mayor's office at 605-626-7025.
BARRIER AWARENESS DAY
An annual event attended by 5th grade elementary students, which gives them an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the barriers, both structurally and attitudinally, that people with disabilities experience each day.
AWARENESS MARKETING - COMMUNITY EDUCATION
Our goal would be to recognize a need in the community and work together to provide education and potential solutions on both smaller and much larger scales. That could include expanding education through marketing such as additional billboards in the future, further publications, marketing materials and PSAs.
"AMERICAN'S WITH DISABILITIES ACT CELEBRATION"
A project developed, in conjunction with the annual anniversary of the American's with Disabilities Act, to help educate people to better understand the barriers people with disabilities encounter in Aberdeen. This is an event open to the public to celebrate the signing of the ADA and inrease community awareness. It also includes PSA's, newspaper articles such as interviews with people who are disbled or who remember the signing of the ADA, billboards, and radio ads.
EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT AWARD
A project where a monetary gift is given, to a graduate with a disability attending either Northern State University or Presentation College. Applicants complete an application, complete with college transcript, essay, and references to be considered for this award.
NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH (NDEAM)
An annual educational event celebrating diversity in employment and providing education in an effort to increase hiring and retaining employees with disabilities. This event's purpose is to recognize the contributions businesses have made to this and to continue to educate employers of the benefits of hiring people with disabilities in Aberdeen and surrounding areas.