City Now Accepting Applications for Accessible Community Task Force

Applications due by Friday, September 30, 2016

The City of Naperville is currently accepting applications from the public for volunteers to serve on the City’s newly created Accessible Community Task Force (ACT). The task force will provide information, advice, and advocacy to enhance the quality of life for persons with disabilities in Naperville. The task force will operate in a collaborative manner to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities of all ages in Naperville.

An application is available to download at All applications and an accompanying resume are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2016. Applications and resumes can be submitted via mail or email to

Amy Emery, Strategic Projects Supervisor

400 S. Eagle St.
TED Business Group
Naperville, IL 60540
TEL: (630) 420-6043 EMAIL:

Seven volunteers will be appointed to serve on the task force. Volunteers should expect to spend time outside of regularly scheduled monthly meetings assisting the task force with activities such as conducting research, meeting with service providers, placing phone calls, participating in subcommittee discussions and providing recommendations. Recommended committees include Transportation, Young Adult and Youth Initiatives, Employment, Business Compliance, Education/Awareness and Collaboration.

The mission of the Task Force is to enhance the quality of life of persons with cognitive or physical disabilities living, working and visiting the City of Naperville. To accomplish this mission, ACT committees will seek to identify needs and search for solutions; educate and recognize achievement; and recommend policies, programs, and services as appropriate to the Advisory Commission on Disabilities.

For more information on the ACT, visit

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