Mayor's Committee for

Persons with Disabilities
(706) 653-4492

Columbus Government Center
100 10th Street
1st Floor, West Wing
Columbus, GA 31901

TTY phone:
(706) 225-3629

  Provides a liaison between citizens with disabilities and the Columbus Consolidated Government. Under leadership and coordination from the office in the Columbus Government Center, committee volunteers plan and implement various programs and projects to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. The functions of the committee office include helping needy persons with disabilities connect with organizations and agencies that can supply necessary goods and services.

  This committee's success has made it a model for Mayor's Committees throughout Georgia and Alabama. Our goals are to conceive and conduct programs and projects that will meet the needs of people with disabilities and promote enhancement of their quality of life.

The committee seeks to serve all persons with disabilities, including those with:

  • Head Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Mental/Emotional Illness
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Stroke
  • AIDS
  • Cancer
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Visual Impairment
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Speech Impairment
  • Diabetes
  • Cardioplumonary Disease
  • Kidney/Liver Disease
  • Severe Burns

Web Resources Links

New Horizons

New Horizons

New Horizons

The Speak Foundation

The Better Way Foundation

Georgia Aging Disability
Autism Support

New Horizons

Here's How You Can Help

VOLUNTEER - Volunteers are needed to help plan, promote and participate in projects and programs designed to meet the ever changing needs of people with disabilities.

GIVE - Funds are needed for projects and events the committee sponsors for persons with disabilities, their families and supporters.

JOIN - The Mayor's Committee needs people who will dedicate time and energy to this important cause. If you wish to become an active member, call the committee office at (706) 653-4492.

COMMUNICATE - Your input--ideas and suggestions--can help the committee be more effective. If you have a disability, or if you are a family member or friend of a person with a disability, the committee needs to hear from you. It's a way you can help the committee to help you.

Committee Accomplishments

Emergency Contacts Information Application

  The Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities have been working with Muscogee County Health Department, along with others, developing plans for a Special Needs Emergency Shelter in cases of emergencies for the disabled. Please update your information each year.

Emergency Contacts Info. App.

National Federation of the Blind - Request for Mentor

  The mission of a mentor is to help the mentee achieve a level of confidence where he or she can function in this society as any other person would.

National Federation of the Blind Request for Mentor form

Scheduled Meetings and Events

  The Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities Executive Advisory Board, meets every third Thursday 11am - 12pm in the Mayor's Office, 6th Floor of the Government Center.

  The General Committee Meets every other third Thursday from 12:15pm - 1:00pm Plaza Level, Government Center.

  Please Note: Committee meetings, special events dates and times are subject to change. If you are interested in attending a general committee meeting, please contact us at (706)653-4492.