News Review
Applications being accepted for Accessibility Advisory Committee
Posted Date: 7/19/2017
Applications being accepted for
Accessibility Advisory Committee

On June 8, 2017, city council approved Resolution 2223, establishing an Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC). The purpose of this nine-member volunteer committee is to assist and advise the City of Longview on the most appropriate means by which to make its programs, services, activities, and facilities accessible to all of its residents and visitors. The committee’s primary roles are to advise the city on issues related to accessibility, bring to city staff attention issues related to accessibility, and provide support to the city ADA coordinator.

In addition, committee members will provide advice on how to enhance accessible community resources and emergency preparedness issues for the city. The work of the Accessibility Advisory Committee does not replace other City of Longview outreach or public involvement efforts. City staff will include the committee’s input in its decision making process. Final decisions will reside with staff and city council.

Membership on this committee will be by mayor appointment with council concurrence. Council is seeking the following member composition:
• One professional member from the building, engineering, design and architectural industry.
• One member from the local city business community
• One member, at large, from the community
• Six members with disabilities, of which one uses RiverCities Transit services, one uses the City of Longview Parks and Recreation services and one uses the City of Longview downtown business services, all on a regular basis. The remaining three members will be at large.

Qualifications of the applicants being considered are as follows:
• One professional member: Specific experience as a professional architect, designer/planner, contractor, engineer or other related professional in the construction of accessible facilities.
• All other members:
o A practical understanding of Title II or Title III of the ADA, or Section 504 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
o Experience in consultation or the use of assistive technology to include the internet and/or related services.
o Experience in representing or resolving accessibility issues for people with a broad range of disabilities.

Those interested in serving on this newly established advisory committee, should go to the City of Longview Boards and Commissions webpage to apply at http://www.mylongview.com/index.aspx?page=780.

First review of applications will take place the week of August 14, 2017. If you have any questions in regards to this recruitment, please contact Brian Loos, ADA Coordinator, at 360.442.5024 or via email at brian.loos@ci.longview.wa.us.