WHO? Twenty volunteer members, appointed by the Mayor serve three-year terms. Adults with disabilities, immediate family members, or advocates whose names are recommended by the Committee may serve.
WHEN? The Committee usually meets the fourth Thursday of each month, 1:00 pm, in downtown Columbus. Visitors welcome! For more information visit the CACDI Meetings page.
WHAT? The Committee advises the Mayor, City Council, the ADA Coordinator, and our community about issues that are important to citizens with disabilities.
Each meeting highlights a relevant community service or program, often presented by city directors or employees. Interaction between members and presenters is encouraged.
The Committee identifies actions, makes recommendations for such actions, and supports programs that assure compliance of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other disability-related legislation.
HOW? This committee has met, and discussed issues related to disability, with representatives from;
• Various Columbus area commissioners,
• Columbus City Council members
• State Representatives
• Columbus Public Health
• Easton Town Center
• Capitol Crossroads
• Port Columbus
• Franklin County office on Aging
• Mental health America of Franklin county
• Yellow Cab
• and the American Red Cross, among others
In addition to specific topics, at each meeting members identify specific ADA and accessibility issues that need to be brought to the attention of the City.
CACDI invites interested residents who have disabilities,
immediate family members of people with disabilities
and disability advocates
to attend a meeting and learn more about the organization.
If you would like to make a difference in our community
to improve the lives of people with disabilities.