From Harford County Government:
(Bel Air, MD) – – The Harford County Commission on Disabilities is seeking a high school student with a disability who is interested in serving as the Commission’s student representative for the 2010/2011 school year.
Serving on the Commission provides an opportunity to develop leadership skills and to offer input on issues important to youth with disabilities. Additionally, the student representative will learn about the disability rights movement and help coordinate and attend
special events. This is a wonderful opportunity not only to impact others and raise awareness, but to enhance the individual’s own personal and professional growth.
Applications to serve as the Commission’s student representative are due July 30, 2010.
“The student representative for the coming school year will follow in a long line of extraordinary young people,” said Commission Chairman Marc Weinstein. “Our most recent student representative, Keith England, is a June 2010 graduate of the Harford County Public
Schools Future Link Program, a Special Olympics athlete, and recipient of the Commission’s Employment Committee’s 2009 Student Worker of the Year Award. Keith and our other student representatives, who have moved on from high school to higher education, training, and the work world, have brought their own perspectives to the Commission’s discussions of issues relating to Harford County citizens with disabilities, and have reminded us to pay
attention to those issues impacting our younger citizens.”
Established in 1995, the Commission works to ensure that people with disabilities are afforded the same rights, services, and opportunities as people without disabilities. The 16 members of the Commission are nominated by the County Executive and approved by the County Council. The Commission meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the historic Bel Air Colored High School, 205 Hays Street, Bel Air.
For more information and an application to serve on the Commission, contact Disabilities Coordinator Sharon Grzanka at 410-638-3373 voice/TTY or visit the Commission’s web page at http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/services/disabilities.
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.