Commission on Disability


The Commission on Disability meets on the third Wednesday, ten months per year from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM. The Personnel Director is the ADA Coordinator and provides support to the Commission.
Address: Commission on Disability c/o Personnel Department, 149 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472.
Phone: 617-972-6443
Email the Commission on Disability


Term Expiration: 11/1/20 Naomi Ridge

Term Expiration: 11/1/20 Elan Rohde
Term Expiration: 11/1/21 Megan O’Halloran
Term Expiration: 11/1/21 Carol Menton
Term Expiration: 11/1/22 Carol Wilson-Braun
Term Expiration: 11/1/22 Kim Charlson
Term Expiration: 11/1/22Lisa Feltner, Town Council
Term Expiration: 11/1/20 John Hawes, Jr
Term Expiration: 11/1/21 Elizabeth Gifford


  • Research local concerns experienced by people with disabilities and their families.
  • Advise / assist municipal officials and employees in ensuring compliance with state and federal laws affecting people with disabilities.
  • Coordinate / carryout programs designed to meet the needs of people with disabilities and their families.
  • Assist with the development of policies, procedures, and services affecting people with disabilities and their families.
  • Provide Closed Captioning for Town Council Meetings.
  • Provide information, referrals, guidance, and technical assistance in all matters pertaining to disability.
  • Help coordinate activities of other local groups organized for similar purposes.

Vacancy / Term

Nine members, three-year term

The Commission on Disability past and present meeting minutes can be found here:

WCOD Meeting Minutes

The 2012 4th edition Accessible Dining Guide can be downloaded here:

WCOD Accessible Dining Guide 4th edition 2012 (PDF)