Phoenix Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues

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Mission

The Phoenix Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues (MCDI) addresses issues affecting people with disabilities in the city of Phoenix. The commission provides input on accessibility to city facilities and properties, and public transportation needs for people with disabilities.

It also assists the city in complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and coordinates the MCDI Employment, Education and Training Grant program.

Meetings

The Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues meets bi-monthly at 4:15 p.m. on the third Wednesday at Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85003, West Conference Room. The commission is staffed by the Equal Opportunity Department. Visit the public meeting notices for meeting times and locations. All meetings are open to the public.  Public meeting notices.

Membership

The commission is made up of 17 volunteer citizens appointed by the mayor and City Council for 3 years terms that have expertise and/or a strong interest in disability concerns and making Phoenix a barrier-free city for all its residents.

Membership application

Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues Brochure

Service Animals in Public Accommodations Brochure​

Phoenix Community Needs Assessment on Crisis Response for People with Mental Illness

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2018 MCDI Awards

Architectural Award

Not Awarded This Year

Business Award For-Profit

Bertha's Café

Business Award Non-Profit

Daring Adventures

Community Service Award

Disability and Functional Needs (DAFN) Team

Outstanding Educator Award

Dr. Craig Carter

Det. Walter Olsen Lifetime Achievement Award

Daniel Martinez