Dick A. Greco, Mayor
ACCESSIBILITY COMMITTEE TO MEET
AT ICE PALACE
A combined meeting of the Mayor's
Alliance and the County Alliance will take place Wednesday, June 21 at the Ice Palace.
Presentations will be made by Busch Gardens, the USS Forrestal Sea, Air, Space Museum and
the 10th ADA Anniversary Celebration Committee. Parking will be available in the VIP
parking lot east of the Ice Palace. The meeting will be on the 5th floor of the building
and will start at 2pm. For more information contact Ben Ritter at 935 6540.
Cindy Stephens, Chairperson of the
Employment Committee has reported that the recently held Employer Showcase was very
successful. Stephens said, "Many employers present were happy to learn of the hidden
labor force that exists in the Tampa Bay area. She also said, "We look forward to
having more of these meetings to expose this labor force to the business community."
For more information regarding the "hidden labor force" or to join the
employment committee please contact Cindy Stephens at 980-3866, ext 304.
FUTURE LEADERS INVITED TO
The President's Committee on
Employment of People with Disabilities is seeking applicants for the 2000 National
Leadership Conference for Youth with Disabilities. The conference is scheduled for June 24
to 28 in Washington, D.C., and will expose future leaders of those with disabilities to
federal political structures, career development and networking opportunities. Prospective
participants must be disabled and be ages 28 to 34. For an application call (202)
376-6200, ext.30, TDD users should call (202) 376-6205.
TORCH RUN TO COMMEMORATE 10TH
ANNIVERSARY OF ADA
Self-Reliance of Tampa and Caring
and Sharing of St. Petersburg are planning a community wide celebration of the 10th
anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The celebration will be a torch
run relay, Saturday Evening, July 27, over the Gandy Bridge Friendship Trail. The relay
will show the unity of the Tampa Bay Area in support of the ADA. Anyone wishing to join
the committee organizing this event should call Ronda Hooi at (813) 975-6560 or Angel
Watson at (727) 577-0065.
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR
THE VISUAL IMPAIRED
Florida Alliance for Assistive
Services and Technology (FAAST) will hold a conference titled "Explore the Potential
of Employees with Visual Impairments" Wednesday, June 14th, 2:30pm at Tampa General
Hospital, Room F233. The conference will highlight case studies of persons with visual
disabilities using Assistive Technology (AT) to obtain and retain employment. Among the
items covered will be: Exploring the potentials
of AT in the work place. Identifying
misconceptions about AT devices for persons with visual disabilities and ensuring the
right match between AT and the worker. The conference is open to individuals with
disabilities and their families, and rehabilitation counselors. For more information call
the FAAST office at 251-7591.
BUCS' JOHN LYNCH HONORS
ATHLETES WITH DISABILITIES.
John and Lynda Lynch recently
honored Adrian Wilkes, Logan Pennypacker, Liz Fink and Jessica Burkman as Athletes with
Disabilities Stars of the Year. Receiving Honorable Mention were Brian King, Dina Lista,
Latissa Crosby and Scott Graph. All are area high school students who excel in sports. The
recognition was given at the "Salute The Stars 2000" luncheon presented by the
Tampa Bay Sports Commission, John and Linda Lynch Family Foundation and The Greater Tampa
Chamber of Commerce.
MAYOR'S ALLIANCE BOARD MEETS
EVERY MONTH, 2pm.
Freedman Tennis Complex
59 Columbus Dr. Davis Island.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FLORIDA
YOUTH LEADERSHIP FORUM.
The Able Trust (Florida Governor's
Alliance for the Employment of Disabled Citizens) is seeking people with disabilities with
an interest in youth to serve as volunteers for the Florida Youth Leadership Forum. The
YLF, which will take place July 20-23 in Tallahassee, is a leadership conference of high
school juniors and seniors with disabilities. For more information contact Kristen Knapp
DATES TO REMEMBER
2ND. MON. OF THE MONTH,
7pm, THE MAYOR'S HOUR, live cable telecast on CH-15 Time-Warner in Tampa and Hillsborough
County and CH-17 on Adelphia cable. Your chance to ask Mayor Greco a question or express
your concern, live in the studio or by phone. To call in a question to the Mayor call
274-8328. To be part of the studio audience call Mindy Snyder at 274-7033. Program repeats
on Sundays pm, Mondays at 7pm and Fridays at 3pm.
1ST. MON. EVERY MONTH, 3pm,
EMPLOYMENT & JOB FAIR COMMITTEE MEETING, Hilton Hotel Reservation Center, 7920
Woodland Center Blvd. for more info call Cindy Stephens at 984-6840 or KathyMcGlone at
3RD WED. EVERY MONTH,
2:00pm, ACCESSIBILITY COMMITTEE MEETING, Sandy Freedman Tennis Complex 59 Columbus Drive,
3RD TUES. EVERY MONTH, 7pm, FLORIDA
COUNCIL FOR THE BLIND, GREATER TAMPA CHAPTER. USF Westside Conference Ctn. Section B.
3RD TUES. EVERY MONTH, 6:30pm,
Tampa Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH) Group, Jefferson High School.
1ST THUR. EVERY MONTH, THERAPEUTIC
FOCUS GROUP, All Peoples Life Center, call 744-5978 for more information.
4TH WED. EVERY MONTH, 2pm, COUNTY
ALLIANCE MEETING, Tampa Lighthouse for The Blind, 1106 W. Platt St. For more information
call Elizabeth Mueller at 273-3611 or Debra Guest at 871-7878.
3RD TUES. EVERY OTHER MONTH, 2pm,
HARTLINE'S PARATRANSIT ADVISORY COUNCIL, Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind, 1106 W. Platt St.
For more information contact Vasti Amaro-Dallas at HARTLINE 623-5835, ext.1171.
Hillsborough County Information Line 272-5900;
Self Reliance Cross Disability Support Group,
975-6560, Bill Renje;
VA Spinal Cord 972-2000 ext 6388 Heather
Brain and Head Injury Support, 288-0225 Jenny
Paloumpis or Lisa Lowe; Multiple Sclerosis Self Help Group 287-2939 or 800-922-0170;
Statewide Advocacy Network on Disabilities, Inc.
(STAND) offering education and resource services to persons with disabilities.
258-5700 Patricia Miller
Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and
Technology (FAAST) learn about assistive technology 251-7591;
Amputees Together, 870-3323;
Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), 935-6540
Ben Ritter; All People's Life Center 6105 East Sligh Avenue (east of 56th St.) fully
accessible recreation center.Call Al Orr at 903-2248 for more information.
Chairperson: Norman Mallory, (813) 988-4985
Treasurer: Connie Hayden-McPeak, (813) 276-5555
Secretary: Kelly Hickman, (813) 974-8927
Past Chairperson: Chuck Porter, (813) 276-2029 ext 7659
Advocacy and Accessibility Co-chairpersons: Norman Mallory, (813) 988-4985
Bob Ellis, (813) 974-2002
Employment Committee Chairperson: Cindy Stephens (813) 984-6840
Awareness Committee Chairperson: Chuck Porter (813) 276-2029 ext 7659
Mayor's Representative: Herb Gold, (813) 254-1111
For Persons with Disabilities
City Hall 8N
Tampa Fl 33601
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