The Mayor's Advisory Council on Disability partners with the Indianapolis Office of Disability Affairs and the Office of the Mayor to continuously build upon civic, social and economic opportunities for individuals with disabilities in Indianapolis. As a result of this partnership and the work of leaders throughout our community, the National Organization on Disability has recognized Indianapolis as a model of a disability-friendly city and named it as the winner of the 2009 Accessible America Award.
The mission of the Mayor's Advisory Council on Disability is to promote the inclusion and empowerment of people with disabilities within the Indianapolis community, and to advise the Mayor and the City Administration on issues that impact people with disabilities. Councilmembers are appointed by the Mayor and are volunteers who make a difference in Indianapolis by:
Providing a forum for community issues/activities affecting citizens with disabilities;
Reacting through study and recommendation to issues brought to the attention of the Advisory Council by the Mayor of Indianapolis and the community;
Fostering public awareness and education of the needs and abilities of citizens with disabilities;
Supporting legislation and administrative processes as approved by the Mayor of Indianapolis; and