From Harford County government:
With the 2011 Legislative Session underway, the Commission on Disabilities encourages citizens to get involved with the legislative process through its Legislative Guide at http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/services/disabilities. The Legislative Guide has a link to a pre-sorted list of disability-related bills before the Maryland General Assembly, as well as a link which can connect citizens of Harford County to their elected officials.
According to the Commission’s Legislative Committee Chairperson, Laurie Kwiedorowicz, “we’ve also added links to the public policy pages of a variety of disability advocacy organizations so that citizens can see the positions taken by these organizations. We want to help citizens to learn about and come to their own conclusions about the issues and we hope that our Legislative Guide can help them do that,” continued Kwiedorowicz.
The Legislative Committee also provides a summary of legislative activity at the Commission’s monthly meetings, which are held on the fourth Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at the historic “Bel Air Colored High School”, 205 Hays Street, Bel Air. For more information, contact Disabilities Coordinator, Sharon Grzanka, at 410-638-3373 voice/TTY or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Harford County Commission on Disabilities was established in 1995 to serve as the voice of the disability community in Harford County. Members are appointed by the County Executive, with the approval of the County Council.
The Harford County Department of Community Services was established in 1979 via Executive Order and works daily to meet the needs of our seniors, youth, persons with disabilities and those struggling to overcome addiction. The Department works with federal, state, local and private agencies to ensure our county continues to evolve and remains dedicated to providing the best possible services for our citizens and community.