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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Jefferson County Accessible Community Advisory Committee Seeks Projects

August 1, 2019

For Immediate Release

Contact: Anna McEnery

Jefferson County Public Health

(360) 385-9400

The Jefferson County Accessible Community Advisory Committee (ACAC) is looking for additional projects for the next grant cycle. Jefferson County established this active, cross-disability committee in accordance with the Accessible Communities Act and the Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment. Since 2015, the County has received more than $127,000 in funding for staffing and projects that focus on raising awareness and acceptance of people with disabilities through education, access and barrier removal.

On behalf of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, Anna McEnery, Developmental Disabilities Coordinator, pulled together a group of people who have a disability and/or work in the field, volunteer or are a family member of a person with a disability to create a local ACAC. Current members of the ACAC include: Colleen Faragher-Horwell, Roland Faragher-Horwell, Sarah Grossman, Carl Hanson, Emily Mandelbaum, Mark McCauley, Kim Rafferty, Pat Teal and Shirley Williams.

In 2018/2019, the Jefferson County ACAC applied for and received $54,003.31 in grant funding. The following is a list of local projects that met the objectives of improving awareness, acceptance, inclusion and access for people with disabilities in our community.

  1. ADA Access at Jefferson County Fairgrounds-Threshold Replacement for the Commercial Building

  2. ADA Access at Jefferson County Fairgrounds-New Sidewalk to Restroom

  3. ADA Accessible Main Doors at the Tri-Area Community Center (Matching Funds)

  4. ADA Accessible Main Doors at the Quilcene Community Center (Matching Funds)

  5. YMCA/Books about Kids & Disability for their Literacy Program

  6. Jefferson Universal Movement Playground/(JUMP)- Marketing materials

  7. Disability Awareness Starts Here/(DASH)- ADA Venue Guide

  8. Fort Worden Beach Wheelchair and Walker/Marketing/Signs/Brochure

  9. Co-sponsorship of two films connected with Disabilities at PT Film Festival

If you have an idea for a grant project and would like a copy of a grant application or would like additional information about the ACAC please call 360-385-9410, or send an email to: Committee members are available to support applicants with their grant proposals.

The due date for grant proposals is Monday, September 16th by 4:30pm. Please email grant proposals to or mail to Jefferson County Public Health, Attn: Anna McEnery, 615 Sheridan Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368.


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