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.
2022 Awards Program
Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities is pleased to offer a video presentation of its 32nd Annual Awards Program.
The 25-minute video features introductory remarks by County Executive John A. Olszewski, Jr. and Commission Chair Terri Seitz-Parrish. Program host, Kathleen Cairns, formerly of Baltimore's FOX-45 News, introduces each award recipient and describes their accomplishments and activities. Interviews and photographs of the award recipients are presented along with Ms. Cairns' narration.
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.
The Commission presently meets virtually via Webex on the third Wednesday of every month except July, August and October from noon to 1:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, call the Commission office at 410-887-2483.
Note: No meetings will be held when County offices are closed for the day, meetings will proceed as scheduled if County offices are under liberal leave status.
For the majority of agenda items, the Board first introduces members and guests, then proceeds with a guest presentation, followed by a discussion of its agenda. Guests are invited to participate in the discussion. Subscribe to receive email notifications when the latest Commission on Disabilities meeting documents have been posted.
Inclement Weather Policy
If County schools are either closed for the day or subject to an early dismissal due to inclement weather, scheduled Commission meetings will be cancelled. This policy will be implemented for the foreseeable future and will follow the actions of the County. Thus, if the County is closed, the meeting will be cancelled and rescheduled for a later date. If the County is open, or under a liberal leave status, the meeting will proceed as scheduled.
To view upcoming meeting details and documents, select from the list below.
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. Commissioners serve three-year terms. There are no term limits. Apply for a vacancy online.
|Name||Date Appointed||Current Term Expires||Appointed By|
|Jerry Bullinger||07/01/2011||06/30/2020||County Executive|
|Mike Bullis||05/04/2011||06/30/2017||County Executive|
|David Bycoffe||07/01/2019||06/30/2022||County Executive|
|Benjamin Dubin||09/06/2012||06/30/2021||County Executive|
|Kathleen Durkin||07/01/2011||06/30/2023||County Executive|
|Julie Gaynor||04/05/2011||06/30/2023||County Executive|
|Romelle Goodman||07/04/2016||06/30/2019||County Executive|
|David Greenberg||04/08/2012||06/30/2021||County Executive|
|Larry Hughes||09/15/2012||06/30/2021||County Executive|
|Brad Kressman||01/22/2013||06/30/2022||County Executive|
|Elizabeth Lazarro||07/01/2015||06/30/2021||County Executive|
|Kali Mallik||07/01/2010||06/30/2022||County Executive|
|Angela Manning||07/04/2016||06/30/2019||County Executive|
|Mary Manzoni||05/01/2011||06/30/2023||County Executive|
|Greg Miller||09/05/2012||06/30/2021||County Executive|
|Calvin Mitchell||03/04/2015||06/30/2018||County Executive|
|Terri Parrish||07/01/2011||06/30/2023||County Executive|
|Ellen Platt||03/02/2012||06/30/2015||County Executive|
|Mary Scott||11/12/2011||06/30/2023||County Executive|
|Douglas Smith||07/01/2018||06/30/2021||County Executive|
|Michael Tan||10/20/2013||06/30/2022||County Executive|
|Brian Trees||12/11/2011||06/30/2023||County Executive|
|Sally Wagner||07/01/2011||06/30/2022||County Executive|
|Santa Wallace||12/30/2014||06/30/2023||County Executive|
|Russell Weber||07/01/2019||06/30/2022||County Executive|