About the Commission

The Seattle Commission for People with disAbilities advises the Mayor, City Council, and City departments about issues of importance to people with disabilities, recommends policies, practices, and legislation to the City in matters affecting the concerns of people with disabilities, and encourages understanding among people with various disabilities as well as between people with disabilities and the larger Seattle community.

The City of Seattle, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities so that they can participate in boards and commissions, including interpreters, documents in Braille and other services. Please allow five business days in advance for accommodation requests. Requests made with fewer than five-days notice cannot be guaranteed. For details or to request an accommodation, please call (206) 684-4500


Who We Are

The Seattle Commission for People with disAbilities is a 21 member body of sincere and energetic volunteers who strive to use their collective capabilities and contributions to make a demonstrable improvement to the City of Seattle. The Mayor and City Council each appoint eight commissioners and the Commission appoints an additional four. Commissioners are appointed to a two year term of office and serve without pay. The 21st member joins the Commission each year through Get Engaged, a leadership development program for 18-29 year olds.

Meet Our Commissioners