Commission on Disabilities

The Commission was created in 1994 and advises the County Executive on matters regarding compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation.

The Commission’s mission is as follows:
  • To conduct and participate in meetings for the purpose of raising the level of "Disability Awareness" among people with disabilities and the general public.
  • To facilitate the utilization of all resources available to people with disabilities.
  • To identify barriers to programs and services available to people with disabilities and to recommend the means of overcoming these barriers.
  • To make recommendations to the County Executive regarding existing and proposed legislation pertaining to people with disabilities.
  • To review programs and services for people with disabilities and to identify their needs and gaps in service.
The Commission meets on the second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at Winchester Hall, 12 E. Church St., Frederick, MD. Meetings are open to the public. The Commission does not meet in August and December. 
  1. Members
  2. Agendas/Minutes
  3. Resources
  4. Disability Issues

By Laws
Annual Reports 

The Commission on Disabilities consists of 7 voting members appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. The voting members are:  Karen Duffy (Chair), Amy Crehan (Treasurer), Evan Evans (Recording Secretary), Marsha Flowers, Jenn Tousey, Karen Rushing, and Theresa Posthuma.

Council Member Steve McKay is the County Council liaison to the Commission on Disabilities.

Commission Position Openings

Commission members must be registered voters in Frederick County. Each term is 3 years.

If interested in a position, individuals should submit a letter of interest and a resume by regular mail to Administrative Officer Joyce Grossnickle, Office of the County Executive, Winchester Hall, 12 Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701, or email the FCG Boards. For further information contact 301-600-1110.