(MINEOLA, N.Y.) - Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (D – Glen Cove) and her colleagues voted unanimously on Monday, Aug. 8 to appoint the first members of Nassau County’s Advisory Council on People with Disabilities. Its members, including advocates, professionals and Nassau residents who are living with disabilities, will call upon their experiences and insights to develop new policy recommendations.
“I am really looking forward to working closely with the members of the Advisory Council on People with Disabilities to strengthen our laws and policies,” Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton, the ranking member of the Health and Social Services committee, said. “By working together, I know that we will be able to make Nassau County an even more inclusive and welcoming place for everyone to live, work and raise a family."
From left – New York State Assemblyman Charles Lavine, Advisory Council founding member Gina Barbara, and Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022.
PHOTO CREDIT – Photo by Peter M. Budraitis