Commission on Disability

Tyngsborough Commission on Disability

The Town of Tyngsborough adopted Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40 Section 8J at Special Town Meeting on November 13, 2018. This allowed the Town to create a Commission on Disability. The Commission on Disability is a Selectmen appointed Board whose members were first appointed in December of 2018.

The Commission on Disability is tasked with (1) researching local problems of people with disabilities; (2) advising and assisting municipal officials and employees in ensuring compliance with state and federal laws; (3) coordinating and carrying out programs designed to meet the problems of people with disabilities in coordination with programs of the Massachusetts Office on Disability; (4) reviewing and making recommendations about policies, procedures, services, activities, and facilities of departments, boards, and agencies of said city or town as they affect people with disabilities; (5) provide information, referrals, guidance and technical assistance to individuals, public agencies, businesses and organizations in all matters pertaining to disability; and (6) coordinate activities of other local groups organized for similar purposes.

Below you can find a list of all current members and their terms.

Board Member Term
Paul Winchester, Chair 2021
Jack Trottier, Vice Chair 2021
Leanne Winchester, Clerk  2022
Richard Howe 2020
Rose McGarry  2020

To contact the Commission on Disability via phone, please call Colin Loiselle in the Board of Selectmen’s Office at 978-743-5339.

Any member of the public wishing to attend any municipal meeting seeks special accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, should contact Colin Loiselle at 978-743-5339 or email [email protected]. While every attempt will be made to provide reasonable accommodations, requests should be made with as much advance notice as possible. Please note some requests, specifically for communication access support, may require 2 week notice beyond the control of the Town.

Resources

Massachusetts Office on Disability

Work Without Limits – Employment Resources

News & Updates

Massachusetts Office on Disability- 2019 Disability Summit (September 27, 2019)

Meeting Materials

Important Documents

Commission on Disability Charge (approved by the Board of Selectmen on Monday, December 3, 2018)

ADA Grievance Procedure (adopted 1/28/19)

Commission on Disability Minutes

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