Accessible Community Advisory Committee (ACAC)
A Committee to Aid People with Disabilities (PWD)
To improve quality of life for Anacortes residents and visitors with disabilities, Mayor Gere and Anacortes City Council approved Resolution 2014 on May7, 2018, establishing an Accessible Community Advisory Committee, supporting the Governor’s Committee on Disability and Employment initiative to benefit people living with disabilities.
What is the Accessible Community Advisory Committee’s (ACAC) purpose?
The Accessible Communities Advisory Committee looks to engage the community of people with disabilities, local government, businesses and organizations in effective, solutions-oriented partnerships to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities through elimination or mitigation of barriers they face.
Why form an ACAC?
When people who have disabilities are welcomed and included as members of our communities, their participation contributes to the economy. Public policy makers need the knowledge and expertise of people with disabilities to ensure that their community becomes more accessible and accommodating.
What responsibilities will the ACAC have?
The ACAC will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:
• Advising policy makers on the needs of persons with disabilities in emergency plans.
• Advising the county and other local governments within the county on access to programs, services, and activities, new construction or renovation projects, sidewalks, other pedestrian routes of travel, and disability parking enforcement.
• Developing local initiatives and activities to promote greater awareness of disability issues, and acceptance, involvement and access for persons with disabilities within the community.
Upcoming Meeting - June 26th
A meeting will be held Tuesday, June 26th at the Anacortes Senior Activity Center from 3:00pm to 4:00pm, to discuss the committee’s purpose, generate interest and seek the community’s participation. Email us at email@example.com if you have questions.
June 26th at the Anacortes Senior Activity Center from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Below is the link to the Board of Governers' Accessible Community Advisory Committee
Fill out the form below to to apply as a Core Member, Stakeholder or Consultant for the Anacortes ACAC
Below is the link for the Volunteer Application
Resolution establishing an Accessible Community Advisory Committee
Below is the link to the City of Anacortes Volunteer Opportunity page