ICI Staffer Elected Chair of Melrose Commission on Disability

August 2, 2021

David Hoff of the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston was elected in May as chair of the City of Melrose Commission on Disability. The 7-member commission, formed in 2020, is working to enhance inclusion of people with disabilities.

Key priorities include: ensuring all public meetings are publicly accessible, voting access, enhancing special education, and conducting a community survey to identify additional needs. Municipal commissions in cities and towns throughout Massachusetts promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of community life, and are supported by the Massachusetts Office on Disability.