Commission on Disability

Regular Meetings
  • 3:30 p.m
  • The second Tuesday of each month
  • Murray Room
  • Founder's Building 
    Cottage Hospital 
    16 Prospect Street
    Nantucket, Ma 02554

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Members
  • Mickey Rowland, Chairman
  • Term Expires: 2017
  • Jeanette Topham, Vice Chairman
  • Term Expires: 2017
  • Alexandra M. Rosenberg, Commission Member
  • Term Expires: 2015
  • Phil Hubbard, Commission Member
  • Term Expires: 2016
  • Georgia Snell, Commission Member
  • Term Expires: 2017
  • Penny F. Snow, Commission Member
  • Term Expires: 2016
  • Vacant, Commission Member
  • Term Expires: 2015
  • Brenda McDonough, Facilitator
About the Commission
The Nantucket Commission on Disability represents and advocates for the needs and interests of the disabled community living on or visiting Nantucket Island. It is the goal of this commission for the disabled population to fully integrate and participate in the Nantucket community. "Access for All" is our commission's objective.

Commission On Disability Purpose Statement
The purpose of the commission is to coordinate programs with the Massachusetts Office on Disability in order to bring about full and equal participation in all aspects of life in the Town of Nantucket for people with disabilities.

The commission’s responsibilities are as follows
  • research local problems of people with disabilities
  • help coordinate activities with other local groups who share similar interests in helping the disabled population
  • review and make recommendations about policies, procedures, services and activities of departments and agencies of the Town of Nantucket as they affect people with disabilities
  • work in cooperation with the departments and agencies of the Town of Nantucket to bring about maximum participation of people with disabilities
  • initiate, monitor, and promote legislation at the town, state, and federal level, which advances the equal status of people with disabilities, and ensure that appropriate regulations are adopted and enforced pursuant to such legislation
  • encourage public awareness of disability issues
  • provide information, referral, guidance and advice to individuals, businesses, organizations and public agencies in all matters pertaining to disability
  • take such action, as the commission considers appropriate to ensure the equal status of persons with disabilities
  • regular meetings shall be held at least six times a year
  • issue parking permits to disabled residents
Required Membership
The commission shall consist of five to nine members appointed by the Board of Selectmen. The majority of members shall consist of people with disabilities. One of such members may be a member of the immediate family of a person with a disability. One member shall be either an elected or an appointed official of the town.

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