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.