Mayor's Commission for

Persons with Disabilities

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


Tuesday November 13, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Goodwill, Building A
Cross Country Plaza, 3201 Macon Road
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S.T.A.R. After-School Program

Specialized Therapeutic After-School Recreational Program. This afterschool program is for Muscogee County School District students ages 8-17!

  • Small Group (Staff-to-Participant ratio of 1:7)
  • Maximum number of 15 students will be enrolled.
  • Monday - Friday 2:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Transportation is not provided to / from program.

Pop Austin Recreation Center
1331 Alexander Street
Columbus, GA 31904

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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

  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 2018

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

Web Resources Links

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.

Recent Events

  On Wednesday, October 15, Mayor Teresa Tomlinson rode METRA alongside 31-year-old Jessica Cowell in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), held each October. Walking is a challenge for Jessica, who has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and scoliosis; however, she lives a busy life and is employed at the Disability Service Center. METRA is her means of transportation at least four times a week for getting to her job, medical appointments and shopping for groceries. The ride with the Mayor will begin at the Transfer Station on Linwood Boulevard.

  According to the Columbus Metra Transit System, 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. Columbus Mayor’s Commission for Persons with Disabilities helped coordinate the Metra ride with Jessica Cowell and Mayor Tomlinson.

  The Mayor’s Commission for Persons with Disabilities (MCPD) and Mayor Tomlinson will hosted a Summit for the Employment of Individuals with Disabilities on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the Blanchard Room of CB&T. Over 25 businesses and companies will come together to discover the benefits and social impact of hiring individuals with disabilities and to build relationships with agencies that assist in job placement.

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 Info. App.

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.

National Federation of the Blind Request for Mentor form