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Mission Statement:

The MCPD's mission is to be an educational and solution orientated advisory board serving as a network,which is a catalyst and referral organization, promoting self advocacy, equality and accessibility for all people regardless of their disability.

The MCPD Purpose:

The Mayor's Council for People with Disabilities (MCPD) serves as an advisory board to the Mayor's Office, the Governing Body and Cheyenne City staff for the inclusion of, as well as, on the problems and concerns of persons with a disability or handicap as they relate to activities of daily living; including Accessibility, Recreation, Commerce, Employment, Transportation and Self-Advocacy for people with disabilities and their families in the Cheyenne community.

To bring awareness and educate the community on issues relevant to people with a disability or handicap.

About the Council:

Established in 1993. The 15 Member Board is appointed by the Mayor and Confirmed by the City Council. Our three (3) Executive Officers and 12 Members serve staggering three (3) year terms. Members consist of people with disabilities, members of the general public, family members and non-profit organizations, as well as state and local agencies.

If you are interested in serving on the MCPD, please fill out an application and submit it to the mayor's office. The Council has 3 current openings.

Applications are available in the Mayor's office.

Chairman
Patti Riesland
priesland@cheyennesmcpd.org

Vice-Chairwoman
Mary Richey

Secretary
Carol Busbee
cbusbee@cheyennesmcpd.org

Treasurer

Daryl Hensel

Ex-Officio
Denise Freeman

City Council Liaison
Jeff White

Board Members
Carole Martin
cmartin@cheyennesmcpd.org

Betty Jean Person
bpearson@cheyennesmcpd.org

Gale Shenefelt
gshenefelt@cheyennesmcpd.org

Howard Hill

Barbara Schutkowski-Fortish

Richard Leslie

MCPD Monthly Meeting
2nd Wednesday
11:30-1:00 pm
City Hall #122

Contact Us
Phone
637-6200 or 637-6343
Address
Cheyenne Wy, 82001
Email
mcpd@cheyennesmcpd.org