The Disability Rights Commission, pursuant to City Ordinance 39.04, consists of 13 people, one Common Council member, and 12 resident members. All members reside in the City of Madison and are knowledgeable of the service needs, rights, and responsibilities of residents with disabilities. First priority for membership is given to people with disabilities, family members, and advocates.


The commission's responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Recommending policy to the Mayor, Common Council and Department of Civil Rights in all areas that affect people with disabilities and their families;
  • Studying and making recommendations to all City departments, committees and commissions on proposals to provide better access to facilities and services for people with disabilities and their families; and,
  • Soliciting comments and suggestions from residents and organized groups regarding the concerns of those with disabilities.

Mission Statement and Membership

Minutes and Agendas (City Hall) - Visit the "Legislative Calendar" and select the Meeting Body.