Committee for Persons with Disabilities

The Mayor's Committee on the Handicapped was established in 1975. In 1988 the name was changed to Wilson Committee for Persons with Disabilities to better reflect its role in the community.

The 12-member committee is appointed by City Council. The volunteers who serve are appointed for terms of three years. The Committee meets monthly on the second Thursday at 4:00 PM at the City of Wilson Operations Center Conference Room.


Mission Statement          

The Wilson Committee for Persons with Disabilities is dedicated to creating public awareness, expanding opportunities and enhancing the quality of life for persons with disabilities. The Committee works to achieve its mission by:

  • serving as a communications link between persons with disabilities of the Wilson Community and all organizations and agencies whose primary functions or activities are to offer services and assistance to persons with disabilities;
  • advising the Mayor and City Council on all matters concerning persons with disabilities;
  • promoting the gainful employment of persons with disabilities;
  • promoting information on programs and services that aid persons with disabilities;
  • working to remove architectural and attitudinal barriers; and
  • aiding in the development of new programs and services for persons with disabilities.     

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Members of the Committee


  1. Carol Alexandar
  2. Sandra Barnes
  3. Elizabeth Brown
  4. Lateshia Daniel
  5. Vivan Davis
  6. Alice Edmundson
  7. Peggy Fredette
  8. Paula Glover
  9. Michael Parker
  10. Natashia Shelley
  11. Ericka Simmons
  12. Marnetta Yelverton 

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  • In October, the Committee sponsors its annual awards luncheon in celebration of the Disabilities Employment Awareness Month. Individuals and businesses are recognized for their contributions in advocating for persons that may be physically challenged.
  • Display disability dolls at various community events as an outreach effort.
  • Volunteers each year at the Wilson Special Olympics Spring games.


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