Commission for Persons with Disabilities
To promote inclusion and improve the quality of life for people in Bristol with a disability, by providing a network of partnerships with local resources that foster self-sufficiency, dignity, and respect.
The board consists of seven members serving three-year terms.
|Daniel A. Micari, Commissioner, Chairman|
|Tracey Beland, Commissioner|
|Gloria Ewings, Commissioner|
|Ruth Ann Graime, Commissioner, Secretary|
|Barbara Bajurny, Commissioner|
|Andrew Collins, Commissioner|
|Joseph Krolikowski, Commissioner|
|Jacqueline Olsen, City Council Liaison|
- Second Wednesday of each month ** No meetings scheduled in July and August
- City Hall, First Floor Meeting Room, 7:00PM
**(Meetings are in person and virtual. See agenda for log on info).
Agendas and Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are also available following approval. Click below link.
Agendas and Meeting Minutes
IN THE NEWS
Bristol’s Emergency Management Leadership presented at a Special Meeting of the Bristol Commission for Persons with Disabilities, at the Bristol Public Library on April 19th. Presentations featured overviews of department Policies , Procedures and Responsibilities, involving individuals with disabilities and special needs during emergency circumstances. Bristol’s collaborative inter-agency (Police, Fire, and EMS) “911 System” was also discussed , along with a detailed review of Voluntary “Special Needs Registries” operated by the Police and Fire Departments. These Registries, enable individuals and families to enroll and document information about their special needs in order to provide advance information and readiness for first responders who may by dispatched to their home during an emergency. Following formal presentations, a lively gallery interactive Q&A brought additional questions to the floor.
In photo (left to right): Harley Graime, Emergency Management Director for the City of Bristol; Chief Richard Hart, Bristol Fire Department; Christine Laprise, Bristol Hospital Vice President of Operations/EMS; and Chief Brian Gould, Bristol Police Department. Absent from photo: Officer Alysha Pirog.
RESOURCES AND LINKS
2-10 Robert Flanagan, Bristol City Planner
3-10 Snow Peng, CTDOT Postponed
4-14 Jacqueline Strawson, Bristol Adult Education: https://adulted.bristol.k12.ct.us
5-12 Michael Whilby and Deborah Dorfman, DRC: https://www.disrightsct.org
9-8 Mary Etter, BARC: https://bristolarc.org
10-13 Mark Penney, Bristol HR
11-10 Ray Rogozinski, Director Public Works, Anthony Garro, Beta Engineering
12-8 Jeremy Scalzi, Encompass/M7: https://www.m7ride.com
1-12-2022 Scott Heth, Environmental Learning Center: https://elcct.org
2-9 Ray Rogozinski, Director Public Works, Christopher O’Neill, Architect
4-13 Frank Caputo, formerly of Bristol Transportation Commission
6-8 Police Lt. Robert Osborne
9-14 Stephen Thal, Disability Advocate and Educator
10-1 TRANSPORTATION FORUM
10-12 Kevin McCauley, Registrar of Voters (D)
11-9 Esther Pearl, Alzheimer’s Association of CT: https://www.alz.org/ct
12-14 Members of the Deaf Community
1-11-2023 Mary Fortier, State Representative: https://www.bristol.k12.ct.us/board_of_education/departments/special_services
Bristol Area Service Providers
Pillwillop Farm, a Program of Community Counseling Centers
BRistol Adult resource center