Commission on Persons With Disabilities

Responsibilities


The Commission on Persons with Disabilities assists the County in rendering services to persons with disabilities by performing the following duties:
  • Reviews County policies and practices to determine their impact on persons with disabilities
  • Recommends use of monies received from federal and state governments designated for programs and improved accessibility for persons with disabilities
  • Recommends changes to policies and practices that do not meet the requirements of federal, state, or county law
  • Reviews County program and facility access to determine their impact on persons with disabilities and recommends changes and additions to ensure full availability of services to persons with disabilities
  • Promotes housing, employment, transportation and other activities which address the needs of persons with disabilities
  • Educates providers of community services and other members of the community concerning non-discriminatory practices and laws regarding persons with disabilities

Mission:


To make recommendations to the Mayor, the Council & county officials for policies, programs & systemic changes that maximize independence & community integration for Maui County residents with disabilities & promote compliance with the American Disabilities Act.

Vision:


Promote and enhance equality of life for Maui County residents with disabilities through advocacy & education by working with our community, elected & other county officials who have the ability to make change.

Agendas & Minutes


View available agendas and minutes for the Commission on Persons with Disabilities meetings.
  

Members

  • Joseph D'Alessandro (Wailuku) 3/31/2024
  • Evalina "Nani" Watanabe (Wailuku) 3/31/2024
  • Ricky Sanches (Lanai City) 3/31/2022
  • Kimberly West (Kihei) 3/31/2022
  • Beverly Stanich (Wailuku) 3/31/2025
  • Susan Lussier (Kahului) 3/31/2026
  • Sarah M. Collins (Kihei) 3/32/2026
  • Vacant
  • Vacant

Additional Information


Contact Information


Supporting Department: Department of Housing and Human Concerns
Phone: (808) 270-7805
Secondary Contact, Office of the Mayor: (808) 270-7855