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Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities

Nominate a Candidate for the 2020 Awards Program

The Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities is now accepting nominations for its 2020 awards program. Seven award categories will be considered involving activities related to education, employment, advocacy, volunteerism and accessibility.

Nominate an individual for their achievements as a person with a disability, or an organization for their contributions towards the community of people with disabilities:

The Commission expects to recognize nominated individuals and organizations as part of its annual awards ceremony, which will likely take place in October 2020. Due to public health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission is formulating plans for a modified recognition event.

View the photo gallery of the 2019 Awards Ceremony.

About the Commission

Baltimore County believes that a Commission on Disabilities is necessary to advise on the coordination and development of the County's policies for citizens with disabilities. The County endorses the policy that no qualified person shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity within Baltimore County. The goals of the Commission are to:

  • Achieve an effective and systematic delivery of public, private and consumer resources to all people with disabilities in the County
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses in programs, services and resources available to citizens with disabilities
  • Propose the means whereby the needs of citizens with disabilities can be met


In support of these beliefs and goals, the mission of the Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities is to foster attitudes and promote behaviors which respect and value people with disabilities among County government, its citizens and others.


In fulfillment of this mission, the Commission on Disabilities holds a vision of the future where a culture and environment exist in Baltimore County which provides the supports and opportunities for all people with disabilities to participate in all aspects of community life.


The Commission normally meets on the third Wednesday of every month except June, July, August and October, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Stembridge Community Center, 99 Stemmers Run Road, Essex, Maryland 21221. Meetings are open to the public. Please call the Commission for additional information about the meetings and to request special accommodations.

View the meeting schedule for the Commission on Disabilities.

Note: If Baltimore County schools are closed due to inclement weather, all Commission activities are canceled.


Members of the Commission are appointed by the County Executive. The Commission includes people with disabilities, family members, representatives of public and private service-providing agencies and State and local government.

Public Awareness

In an effort to keep the public aware of issues related to persons with disabilities, the Commission has developed a number of publications, which are made available to the public free of charge.

Staff Contact

Jay Doyle
Phone: 410-887-2483
TTY users call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1

Revised June 29, 2020         


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