Minneapolis Advisory Committee on People with Disabilities
On March 30, 1990 the City Council adopted Resolution 90R-115, reestablishing an Advisory Committee on People with Disabilities to provide advice and guidance.
The Committee’s desire is that through their input and work, residents and visitors with disabilities will enjoy a more accessible and complete experience of the City and be more engaged the opportunities afforded to all persons.
The Minneapolis Advisory Committee on People with Disabilities (MACOPD) serves as a resource to the Mayor, City Council and all City elected officials, leaders and departments to ensure proactive and holistic planning is in place and that appropriate actions are taken to prevent and address issues affecting persons with disabilities as a part of their work. The Committees provides advisory services regarding Americans with Disabilities Act mandates and ways in which the City of Minneapolis can be more accessible for all persons.
- To improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities in the City of Minneapolis by ensuring greater access to employment, education, housing, retail, entertainment and recreation opportunities;
- To improve relationships between public and private entities, therefore expanding employment and consumer opportunities for all members of the community;
- To improve physical and program access to all city services, programs, benefits and activities for individuals with disabilities; and
- To educate and serve as a resource to the City of Minneapolis on issues related to disabilities
Additionally, specific goals are met annually.
Committee Bylaws (last revised 8/2007)
Full committee meetings are normally held on the third Wednesday of each month in Room 132, City Hall from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information call Nick Ngo, 612-673-3969, or email him at [email protected].
The MACOPD meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month between 4:30 – 6:30 PM in Room 132 City Hall. All meetings are open to the public but we follow strict agenda and often have a busy agenda so guests do not speak unless they arrange in advance.
Access Committee, Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Minneapolis City Hall Room315 (350 South 5th Street)
- Agenda TBA
The disability committee has 15 members. They are appointed in two year terms. Committee members are appointed by Mayor, with City Council approval, 7 in odd numbered years, 8 in even numbered years using the City's open appointment process.
You can see all open seats on boards and commissions at Minneapolismn.gov/boards/openings here.
Meeting Times and Location
3rd Wednesday of every month
All meetings are open to the public.
Neighborhood and Community Relations Department
Number of Members
By Mayor, with City Council approval, 7 in odd numbered years, 8 in even numbered years using the Citys open appointment process
Term of Appointment
The City of Minneapolis invites and encourages participation by every resident to each program, service and event within our city. Should you require an accommodation in order for you to fully participate, or should you require this document in a different format, please let us know by contacting 612-673-3737.
Last updated Mar 5, 2018