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Council Information

The Governor's Council on People with Disabilities consists of 21 members, the majority of whom must be people with disabilities. The members are appointed by the Governor for three-year terms. The Chairperson is appointed by the Governor. No member may serve more than two terms.

The Council exists to:

  • Advise the Governor and General Assembly on statewide disability issues.
  • Educate and advocate for:

Partnerships at the local, state and national level;

Promotion of equality access and independence; and

Development of employment opportunities.

  • Promote the value of diversity, dignity and the quality of life for people with disabilities.
  • Be a catalyst to create systemic change to promote awareness of disability-related issues that will ultimately benefit all citizens of Ohio.