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Media contact:   Ryan Bondroff, Governor's Committee on Disability Issues & Employment    

OLYMPIA If you’re interested in improving the lives of Port Orchard residents who have disabilities, the Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues & Employment (GCDE) wants to hear from you.

The GCDE invites you to a virtual Disability Community Town Hall to discuss concerns regarding:

  • Accessible housing.
  • Accessible transportation.
  • Services for individuals with disabilities.
  • Employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
  • All other issues affecting people with disabilities, their families, and their advocates.

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022

Where: Zoom virtual meeting platform. Register online or call Emily Heike at 360-890-3776.

The GCDE Community Outreach Subcommittee travels to two communities every year.

“GCDE members are interested in learning everything we can about the lives of people with disabilities in the Port Orchard area,” said Damiana Harper, subcommittee chair. “We want to hear both the challenges, as well as the success stories. What is your community doing well, and where does it need to improve?”

The GCDE will share your top three or four concerns with local elected officials, service providers, and leaders in the disability community to prioritize and strategize.

Town Hall Forum logistics

The Zoom Virtual Meeting Platform is accessible. If you need sign language interpreters or other accommodations, please request them by Friday, Nov. 18. Contact Ryan Bondroff at ryan.bondroff@esd.wa.gov or 206-677-8834.



Follow GCDE on social media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GovDisabilityCommitteeWA