Phoenix Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues

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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 t​he city in complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


The Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues meet bi-monthly on the fourth Wednesday at 4:15 pm. located at the Phoenix Burton Barr Central Library, 4th Floor Lecture Room​​, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004​. 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.


The Commission is made up of 17 volunteer citizens appointed by the Mayor and City Council for 3 year terms that have expertise and/or a strong interest in disability concerns and making Phoenix a barrier-free city for all its residents. Interested candidates; submit a Boards and Commissions online membership application

MCDI Disability Awareness and Recognition Event (D.A.R.E) Awards Celebration

​2024 Call for Nominations! 

2024 Online D.A.R.E Nominations, submission Deadline July 31, 2024 at 5:00 P.M.

2023 MCDI D.A.R.E Honorees

2023 Disability Awareness and Recognition Event Virtual Awards Celebration Video

Det. Walter Olsen Lifetime Achievement Award
Anne Ronan

Business Award For-Profit
Piller Child Development

Business Award Non-Profit
United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona

Community Service Award
Shulea Davis

Outstanding Educator Award
Melanie Audet

Architectual Award
No Recipient of the Award

Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues Brochure (PDF)

Service Animals in Public Accommodations Brochure (PDF)​

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