Lawrence Advisory Council on Disabilities

Introducing the Lawrence Advisory Council on Disabilities (LACD):

Lawrence Advisory Council on Disabilities

Introducing the Lawrence Advisory Council on Disabilities (LACD):

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Board Members

  • Janette Jackson – Chair of LACD | City of Lawrence, Director of H.R. and Minority & Women Business Development  
  • Patty Reed – Parent and Medicaid Waiver Case Manager
  • Sr. Jackie McCracken – The Village of Merici, Director of Community programs
  • Kristy Hayes – The Village of Merici, Director of Services
  • Colleen Renie – The Village of Merici, Executive Director
  • Karyl Davis – The Village of Merici, Director of Development

 

LACD Proclamation Document

 

Mission

The LACD is dedicated to promoting awareness, employment opportunities, and social inclusion at city events, and will continue to foster a culture of equitable experiences for all people with disabilities. 

 

Vision

The Council will strive to break down barriers to provide a supportive, welcoming, and accommodating community so that all persons with developmental disabilities can enjoy an inclusive lifestyle.

 

Meetings

When: First Thursday of each month.

 

Events

LACD Meet & Greet

Thursday, June 9

Lawrence Park Community Center

4:30pm-6pm

Join community members to learn more about LACD

 

4th Fest Parade

Monday, July 4

Parade 9am-11am

 

Community Safety Day

Saturday, August 13

10am-2pm

Fire Station 40 located at 9350 E. 59th Street

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Monday, July 4th

Kiwanis Fish Fry in Partnership with Aktion Club

Lawrence Park Community Center

10:00am-3:00pm

2-hour shifts include prep, runners, clean up

 

Contact

Questions and Inquiries? Email us here

 

Resources

Open File

Employment Empowerment Project