Commission on Disabilities & Employment

The Commission was established by the legislature in 1997 and promotes collaboration with the public and private sectors to increase awareness and influence policy related to employment for people with disabilities. Its members envision a Maine workforce that includes all people with disabilities employed in jobs that meet both their economic and personal needs.

For more information about this committee, contact Garret Oswald, State Workforce Investment Board at (207) 621-5087.

News and Updates

  • July 8, 2014 - USDOL Awards Maine $819,433 for Meeting Workforce System and Adult Education Performance Goals
  • June 20, 2014 - Maine Unemployment Rate 5.7 Percent in May
  • June 11, 2014 - Maine Department of Labor May/June Employer Update Now Posted
  • May 30, 2014 - Nominations Sought for Annual Deaf Culture Awards
  • May 21, 2014 - Spring Edition of Veterans Update Newsletter Available Online!
  • Meetings and Minutes

    Scheduled Meetings

    • July 24, 2014, 9:00 AM-11:30 AM Commission on Disability and Employment Meeting
    • September 18, 2014, 9:00 AM-11:30 AM Commission on Disability and Employment Meeting
    • December 18, 2014, 9:00 AM-11:30 AM Commission on Disability and Employment Meeting

    Meeting Minutes

    Membership

    • Mel Clarrage
    • Avery Olmstead - Vice Chair
    • Jennifer Kimble - Chair
    • Rachel Dyer - Secretary
    • Jean Coltart
    • Gayla Dwyer
    • Gwen LaPointe
    • Monica Elwell
    • Donald Rice
    • Debra Hanmer
    • Debra Brucker
    • Carolyn Lockwood – Policy Liaison