Burlington Disability Access Commission
Commission Members and Staff
Co-Chairman:Maura Mazzocca & Kenneth Tigges
Commission Members: Bunny Ferguson, Tom Carlson, Joe Stordy, Alfredo Arno, Robert Hogan, Selectman
ADA Coordinator: Chris Hanafin, Recording Clerk: Jennifer Goldsmith
After the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990, the Board of Selectmen established the Burlington Disability Access Commission (DAC) in 1991 to advocate for the town to ensure that all town and school public service buildings are in compliance with the ADA.
The ADA requires that all local governments provide equal access to all programs and services provided by the town. The DAC is not an enforcement agency - it is an advisory group and monitors the town's compliance at schools and recreation owned properties as well as programs. Non-discrimination and equal opportunity are the policy of the Town of Burlington in all aspects of business, programs and activities.
The DAC is also a resource on our page of the town's web page /Burlington.org,/ for the Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD), the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board (AAB), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and more.
(Left to Right: Kenny Tigges, Matt Jankowski, Christopher Hanafin & Maura Mazzocca)
The commission is thankful for Matthew Jankowski's amazing Eagle Scout project! He not only coordinated and amazing night to discuss disabilities however, he constructed ten awesome temporary handicap parking sawhorses that can be used around town for major events!
Thank you for your support Matthew and also Congrats on making Eagle Scout!
(Left-right: Chris Hanafin, VSO & ADA, Sergeant McDonough, Officer Outerbridge, Officed Trelegan & Chief Kent)
At yesterday's (1/19/2016) Disability Access Commission meeting Officers Trelegan & Outerbridge were given appreciation certificates from the commission for their tireless efforts with handicap parking enforcement within the town. Huge thank you to Chief Kent, Sergeant McDonough for also attending.
Photo cred: Bob Hogan, Selectman