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Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities

The commission

The Mayor's Commission on People with Disabilities (MCPD)

The Mayor’s Commission on People with Disabilities conducts systemic advocacy on behalf of Philadelphians with disabilities within City government and the citywide disability community. The Commission’s advocacy efforts include:

  • Fighting to ensure that people with disabilities are employed in integrated workplaces and receive fair, market-based wages.
  • Advocating for affordable, accessible housing.
  • Ensuring that children with disabilities are educated alongside their non-disabled peers and receive the necessary skills to enter the workforce and/or higher education.
  • Making sure that Philadelphians with disabilities are included in all facets of the community.

MCPD members

Amy Mathewson Millar, Executive Director

Julia Blackwell, Employment Committee Chair
Lauren DeBruicker
Liam DoughertyHealth Committee Chair 
Kevin Mundey
John OrrArts and Recreation Committee Chair 
Anna Perng, Education Committee Co-Chair
Sharon Shecter-CohenHuman Services Committee Chair 
Cecelia ThompsonEducation Committee Co-Chair


For more information

Comments, questions, and concerns for the Mayor’s Commission on People with Disabilities (MCPD) can be directed to Claudia Tasco, Constituent Services Coordinator.

Email: Claudia.Tasco@phila.gov ; Phone: 215-686-2798 


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