CHEYENNE – Today, the Mayor’s Council for People with Disabilities will host Eric Fountain, City of Cheyenne chief of staff, ADA coordinator and coordinator for the newly formed Compliance Division, as the guest speaker for its monthly meeting.
The meeting will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the second-floor meeting room at the Public Safety Center, 415 W. 18th St., to discuss issues affecting people with disabilities as identified at the National ADA Symposium last month. The public is welcome to attend, meet the speaker and ask questions.
As the ADA coordinator, Fountain will address website requirements, and support from Mayor Orr, as identified through her strategic plan; understanding compliance regarding accessible parking regulations, including usage, signage and support from the Engineering Department, and how the ADA will be best served in the new Compliance Division.
There are 13,400 people in Laramie County who have been medically diagnosed as having a disability. There are many more with age-related mobility issues, as well as hearing and vision issues, which may impact their ability to fully participate in all that Cheyenne has to offer.
The Mayor’s Council for People with Disabilities advocates through education, refers and serves as an advisory council to the mayor and City Council. The MCPD advocates for the removal of barriers to accessibility and independence, so that all members of the community are able to live, work and recreate, regardless of their abilities.
For more information on the Mayor’s Council for People with Disabilities, visit cheyennesmcpd.org or contact the mayor’s office at 307-637-6300.