Disability Awareness Month Observance The Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities celebrated National Disability Employment Awareness Month on October 29 in the City Council Chambers. Employers and Agencies were recognized for hiring and assessing skill sets for employment. Agencies recognized were Alliance Behavioral Health Care, Enable America and Vocational Rehabilitation. Employers were Bojangles (Miami Blvd.), Denny's (N.C. 751-Hope Valley Commons), Pizza Inn (N. Duke Street) and Walmart (MLK Blvd.).
The 2nd Tuesday of each month
101 City Hall Plaza
2nd Floor Conference Room
Durham, NC 27701
The Durham Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities serves as an educational and advocacy group for individuals with disabilities. A major goal of the committee is to promote public awareness and sensitivity. Other objectives include establishing a collaborative effort to break down existing barriers surrounding persons with disabilities. The committee is dedicated to corresponding with the Mayor and other community leaders on any needs / issues that relate to persons with disabilities in the areas of housing, education, recreation, transportation and employment.
The functions of the Mayor's committee are:
To affiliate with the Governor's Advocacy Council for persons with disabilities and the President's Committee on the Employment of the Disabled, and to cooperate with promotional activities of these and other organizations
To promote public awareness of issues pertaining to persons with disabilities throughout the year
To sponsor special activities in observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month
To advise the City of Durham on issues pertaining to persons with disabilities
To provide a regular forum for the discussion of issues pertaining to persons with disabilities