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The Athens City Commission on Disabilities
The Athens City Commission on Disabilities seeks to identify and recognize agencies, businesses, government departments, organizations, programs, schools, and individuals who have made significant contributions to making life more accessible, accommodating, and/or successful for persons with disabilities. If you are interested in submitting a nomination, please fill out the Service Award Form.

This board meets the third Wednesday of every month at 5:30 pm, at Athens Community Center.  You are always welcome to attend.  To make a presentation or to add agenda items contact 
Steve Patterson 740-707-2501
or Sharlene Bails: 740-592-3338 

The Athens City Commission on Disabilities is an agency of city government whose commitment is to provide a means for the concerns of people with disabilities to be heard; to advocate for public policy change; to provide expertise to the community on disabilities; and tell the community about the strengths and limitations of people with disabilities, as well as how the community can help them improve their quality of life, thereby ensuring equality of opportunity and full participation in community life for everyone. 

Powers & Duties 
  • Make recommendations to the Athens City government on city services related to the needs of persons with disabilities
  • Act as liaison between members of the community and local government
  • Respond to questions from the public, local government, and community
  • Consult with Athens city officials, council, and citizens
  • Inform the city of grant opportunities 
  • Submit activity reports and recommendations to the Athens City Council

Contact Us
Sharlene Plott

City of Athens
8 E. Washington St. 
Athens, OH 45701

Ph: (740) 592-3338
Fx: (740) 592-3341