The Governor's Council on People with Disabilities 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;
-Development of employment opportunities;
-Promote the value of diversity, dignity and the quality of life for people with disabilities, and
-Be a catalyst to create systemic change promoting awareness of disability-related issues that will ultimately benefit all citizens of Ohio.
The 2011 Annual Meeting of the Governor's Council on People with Disabilities, which took place on Aug. 18 in the Statehouse Atrium, featured remarks by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the presentation of several awards.
August 18, 2011