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Disabilities Commission
The Athens City Commission on Disabilities

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

Steve Patterson, Chair
Lori Kinney, Vice Chair 
Robin Brigante, Treasurer
Scott Dennis
Rose Dikis 
Carolyn Lewis 
Michael Pletcher 
Darrell Purdy
Paige Stretton 
Noah Trembly
Maryalice Turner
Joseph Wessinger

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