Mayor's Commission for Persons with Disabilities holds town hall meeting

Published: Mar. 13, 2018 at 2:01 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 14, 2018 at 12:49 AM EDT
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The City of Columbus focused on those with disabilities at a town hall meeting Tuesday.

City leaders attended the meeting hosted by the Mayor's Commission for Persons with Disabilities (MCPD) to resolve the issues that disabled individuals are having. Finding ways to make public transportation better for people with disabilities in Columbus was the topic

MCPD is a liaison between the Columbus Consolidated Government and the estimated 50,000 people with disabilities in the community. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities within Muscogee County.

The general purpose of MCPD includes:

  • To identify employment barriers for persons with disabilities.
  • Promote employment opportunities by raising awareness of the benefits of hiring people with disabilities
  • Educate the public, government agencies, and businesses about issues, needs, and rights of individuals with disabilities Assist in identifying and reducing barriers to services and resources and encouraging ADA compliance
  • Collaborate with state and national agencies to facilitate services to individuals with disabilities

The town hall was held in building E of the Goodwill Education Center, located in Cross Country Plaza on Macon Rd. in Columbus.

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