Office of the Mayor

Mayor's Commission for
Person's with Disabilities

(706) 653-4492           TTY phone: (706) 225-3629

News

Adult Guardianship Informational
Join us October 21st at Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital [Conference Center] (710 Center St., Columbus, GA 31901) as we provide information specific to the appointment and supervision of guardians and conservators of capacitated adults. Doors open at 6:00 PM

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Mission

The Mayor's Commission for Persons with Disabilities (MCPD) is a liaison between the Columbus Consolidated Government and the estimated 30,000 plus people with disabilities in our community. The mission of the MCPD is to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities with in Muscogee County.

The MCPD advocates in general for the right to self-determination and equal opportunities for persons with disabilities

The general purpose of the MCPD is:

  • To identify employment barriers for persons with disabilities.
  • Promote employment opportunities by raising awareness of the benefits of hiring people with disabilities
  • Educate the public, government agencies, and businesses about issues, needs, and rights of individuals with disabilities
  • Assist in identifying and reducing barriers to services and resources and encouraging ADA compliance
  • Collaborate with state and national agencies to facilitate services to individuals with disabilities

This commission's success has made it a model for organizations throughout Georgia and Alabama. Our goals are to conceive and conduct programs and projects that will meet the needs of people with disabilities and promote enhancement of their quality of life.

The commission seeks to serve all persons with disabilities, including those with:

  • Head Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Mental/Emotional Illness
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Stroke
  • AIDS
  • Cancer
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Visual Impairment
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Speech Impairment
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiopulmonary Disease
  • Kidney/Liver Disease
  • Severe Burns

Executive Committee Schedule for 2019

The Executive Committee meets once a month. These meetings are open meetings. Everyone is welcome.

All meetings are 12:00 PM (noon) - 1:00 PM will be held at the Goodwill in Cross Country Office Park (Macon Road, Building B.)

Here's How You Can Help

VOLUNTEER - Volunteers are needed to help plan, promote and participate in projects and programs designed to meet the ever changing needs of people with disabilities.

GIVE - Funds are needed for projects and events the committee sponsors for persons with disabilities, their families and supporters.

JOIN - The Mayor's Commission needs people who will dedicate time and energy to this important cause. If you wish to become an active member, call the office at (706) 653-4492.

COMMUNICATE - Your input--ideas and suggestions--can help the commission be more effective. If you have a disability, or if you are a family member or friend of a person with a disability, the Mayor's Commission needs to hear from you. It's a way you can help us to help you.

METRA

  According to the Columbus METRA Transit System (METRA), nearly 30% of the customers riding METRA have some form of disability. METRA also transported more than 1.1 million customers in FY2015 on its fixed Route and Para-transit buses combined.

Emergency Contacts Information Application

  The Mayor's Commission for Persons with Disabilities have been working with Muscogee County Health Department, along with others, developing plans for a Special Needs Emergency Shelter in cases of emergencies for the disabled. Please update your information each year. ...Emergency Contacts Information Application »»

National Federation of the Blind - Request for Mentor

  The mission of a mentor is to help the mentee achieve a level of confidence where he or she can function in this society as any other person would. ...request for Mentor Form »»