Commission for Persons with Disabilities

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Commission for Persons with Disabilities


Mission Statement


The purpose of the Commission is to promote the independence of persons with disabilities and to: remove attitudinal and environmental barriers, promote maximal level of independence with dignity for persons with disabilities, and have primary responsibility for assessing and finding solutions for the needs of Milwaukee County residents with disabilities.




Location: St. John’s on the Lake

1800 N. Prospect Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53202

Where: Eilers Conference Room

When: Second Monday of each month

Time: 1:00 pm


**No Meetings are held in August**

Please verify meeting location on agenda, as they sometimes vary

**Members of the public are welcome at all meetings**



Agendas are posted prior to each meeting.



Minutes are posted from prior meetings




Deb Falk-Palec - Chair

Cheri M. McGrath - Secretary

John Haupt

Tom Jacobs

Willie Johnson

Denise Koss

Barbara Leigh

Marcia Perkins

Susan Pickering

Margaret Steimle

Andrzej Walz-Chojnacki

Kathryn Zalewski





Lead and direct Commission; act on behalf of Commission as necessary.


Trust Fund:

Monitor use of existing fund dollars; review policy regarding funding of recurring and non-recurring events; consider issue of “mini-grants”.


Facilities Access:

Promote and monitor improvements in publicly-funded facilities of interest to persons with disabilities.


Program Access:

Review accessibility of election processes, economic support programs, transportation accessibility, Etc.



Oversee development of RFP for services; review and rework, as appropriate, services-provision model; monitor facilities repair, renovation and improvement as part of model.


Public Bike Share Program Special Committee:

Review accessibility within the City of Milwaukee Public Bike Share Program.




For more information, please contact the Office for Persons with Disabilities at 414-278-3932. | Email

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