COUNTY SEEKS ADA ADVISORY BOARD VOLUNTEERS

COUNTY SEEKS ADA ADVISORY BOARD VOLUNTEERS

Doña Ana County is seeking applications from residents interested in serving on the county’s Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Advisory Board.

The advisory board will meet monthly once it is formally recognized by the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners. The time and place of the meetings has not yet been determined and will be based on an analysis of scheduling preferences submitted by the applicants.

The board will consist of up to nine members. To ensure that residents who are significantly impacted by the issues covered by the ADA are represented, the committee will consist of at least two members with significant disabilities included within the protections of the ADA, and all other members of the Advisory Board, through family connections to individuals with such disabilities, or through their educational background, professional avocation, or otherwise, demonstrated experience and dedication in identifying, addressing, and promoting the interests protected by the ADA.

The advisory board will study a broad range of issues related to ADA requirements and implementation and assist the county in identifying and setting priorities for compliance projects.

Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. Applications are available at the Doña Ana County Government Center, Room 2-190, 845 N. Motel Blvd. in Las Cruces.

Residents who wish to have an application mailed to them may call (575) 525-5881. Residents calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200. Applications can be mailed or delivered to the Doña Ana County Human Resources Department, 845 N. Motel Blvd., Las Cruces, N.M., 88007, to the attention of Karen Archuleta, EEO Specialist/ADA Coordinator. Application packets also can be faxed to (575) 525-5888.
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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.