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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 Nieves, Executive Director
Cecelia Thompson, Chair
Liam Dougherty, Health Committee Chair
Lauren DeBruicker, Acting Housing Committee Chair
John Orr, Arts and Recreation Committee Chair
Sharon Shecter-Cohen, Human Services Committee Chair
Janessa Carter
Jamele Greenwood
Yvonne Hughes
Latoya Maddox
Patrick McCloskey
Nicolas Meyering, MPA
Luke Tomczuk
Shawntel M. Ward
Ameer Wood

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: ; Phone: 215-686-2798