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

Meetings

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

Links & Downloads

Membership application

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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2022 MCDI Awards

Watch 2022 Disability Awards and Recognition Event Virtual Celebration video.​

2022 Award Winners

Architectural Award
F. Francis and Dionne Najafi Thunderbird Global Headquarters​ Thurderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University

Business Award For-Profit
Michael J. Valente Contracting, Inc.

Business Award Non-Profit
Gompers

Community Service Award
Asim Dietrich

Outstanding Educator Award
Travis Harris

Det. Walter Olsen Lifetime Achievement Award
Kip P. Murray