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Posted on: May 21, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Press Release: Openings on the newly formed ACAC

OPENINGS ON COUNTY ACCESSIBLE COMMUNITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE (ACAC)

Columbia County is accepting applications for a newly formed Accessible Communities Advisory Committee (ACAC). Columbia County and Walla Walla County have formed a dual-County Accessible Communities Advisory Committee.

ACAC is looking for broad representation of all disabilities. Interested applicants should: Identify as people with disabilities; have a user’s perspective; have personal experience with disability and disability advocacy; can speak broadly on disability issues as opposed to only addressing their own needs; and are knowledgeable about a variety of physical, communication, and program access issues (hearing, vision, mobility, speech, and cognitive limitations, etc.). Other qualified (non-disabled) applicants should: Be connected to and involved in the disability community on a state, local or national level; with active involvement in broad-based disability organizations (for blind, deaf, hard of hearing, learning disability, developmental disability, independent living, etc.); and have in place and use two-way communication methods to facilitate communication with the disability community they are representing.

Time commitments to this board include monthly and/or quarterly board meeting; more often if called upon for input on accessibility issues.  Committee members must be residents of Columbia County, be willing to attend committee meetings. Travel assistance and interpreters are available for ACAC meetings as approved by State guidelines with member coordinating their own service.

Application forms may be obtained here  or the Columbia County Commissioners’ Office, 311 E. Main Street, Dayton, or by calling the Commissioners’ Office at (509) 382-4542. More information can be found on our 'Boards and Commissions' page. Interested persons are encouraged to call or email (acac@co.walla-walla.wa.us) with questions regarding these openings. If you need assistance with the application, an interpreter, or material in an alternative format, please contact Cindy Wolski at cwolski@co.walla-walla.wa.us or (509) 524-2939.

 Completed applications must be returned to the county commissioners’ office by Friday, June 11, 2021 to be considered for the first round of applicant selection. There will be a rolling application period until all positions are filled. Applications may be dropped off, mailed, or emailed.   As a part of the selection process, applicants may expect to be interviewed.  The Board of County Commissioners will make final decisions regarding appointments to the Accessible Communities Advisory Committee on Monday, June 21, 2021.

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