FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 1, 1999
Contact: Diane Thomas
County Seeks Applicants
for ADA II Committee
The Orange County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications
for membership on the newly established Public Services
Access Advisory Committee. This seven-member committee
will help the Board achieve its goal of continuing to
improve public access to County services.
Each of the five Supervisors will appoint a member to
the committee which will be joined by the Countys
directors of Public Facilities and Resource Department
and the Health Care Agency.
Applications for committee membership may be obtained
either by FAX at 714/834-2989 or by calling 714/834-2721
or TDD # 714/834-6113. Persons applying for membership
should fall into one of the following categories:
Representative of the disabled community
Person with life experience with disability
Professionals with training in implementation
of ADA II
Members of organizations serving the disabled
Applications must be returned by May 12 to Diane de Haas,
ADA II Coordinator for CEO/Risk Management, at P.O. Box
327, Santa Ana 92702.
No applicant, nor any organization that the applicant
is associated with, may be employed by the County regarding
any contracts for the development or implementation of
the Americans with Disabilities Act. Committee members
will be subject to the County and State Gift Ban provisions.
"The committee has been established so members of
the public can have input into the Countys planning
efforts to continue providing accessible programs and
facilities," said de Haas.
"The Board identified compliance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act as one of its priorities in the
most recent Strategic Financial Plan," said Jan Mittermeier,
County Executive Officer. "Like any good business,
we need the perspective of our clients, and thats
what this committee will help us get."
One of the first activities of the advisory committee
will be to help set priorities for facilities improvements
for enhanced access by members of the disabled community.