Purpose & Responsibilities
The Commission on Disability's mission is “To enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities in Fitchburg by raising awareness and promoting compliance with, and adoption of, relevant laws and regulations.”
If you have questions or issues related to accessibility in Fitchburg, the Fitchburg Disability Commission may be able to provide you with the information you need or advocate on your behalf.
The investigation and research of local concerns and issues of persons with disabilities and to make recommendations as a result thereof
To coordinate and or carry out programs designed to meet the needs of persons with disabilities
To provide information, referrals, guidance and technical assistance to individuals, public agencies, businesses, and organizations on matters relating to disabilities
To review and make recommendations about the policies, procedures, services, activities and facilities of municipal departments, boards or agencies as they affect persons with disabilities
The Commission comprised of between five and nine volunteers, of whom a majority shall be persons with a disability. Of the membership one member must be an elected or appointed official of the City and one member shall be a family member of a person with a disability. Volunteers are appointed for three year terms by the Mayor and are subject to approval by the City Council.