Accessible Community Advisory Committee

Washington State’s Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment (GCDE) promotes equality, opportunity, independence and full participation in life for people with disabilities. Its members represent a wide range of constituent groups, geographical perspectives, ethnic origins and cultural heritage.

The Accessible Community Advisory Committees (ACAC) Act was promoted by the Legislature to help communities be more welcoming and inclusive for persons with disabilities and to promote and provide equal access to the opportunities available to others. Their participation enriches communities, enhances the strength of the diversity of a community and contributes toward the economic vitality of a community.

Read about the ACAC's first steps from the May County Connections Newsletter

Purpose
Walla Walla County envisions the Accessible Communities Advisory Committee be actively involved in:
  • Advising policy makers on the needs of persons with disabilities in emergency plans.
  • Advising the county and other local governments within the county on access to programs, services, and activities, new construction or renovation projects, sidewalks and other pedestrian routes of travel, and disability parking enforcement.
  • Developing local initiatives and activities to promote greater awareness of disability issues, and acceptance, involvement and access for persons with disabilities within the community.
Members
ACAC members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners
If you are interested in becoming a member of the ACAC please email ACAC@co.walla-walla.wa.us.

Project Proposals

Resources
Meetings
ACAC meetings are held quarterly from 7 - 8:30 p.m at SonBridge, 1200 Southeast 12th Avenue, College Place, WA 99324 unless noted otherwise. View the 2019-2020 schedule for meeting dates.
Meeting Materials

08/21/19 August 2019 Meeting Agenda      
05/29/19 May 2019 Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
04/10/19 April 2019 Kick Off Minutes