(2013 Awareness Committee for Citizens with Disabilities (pictured L-R): Donna Andrus, Mark Guillory, Donielle Watkins, Lynette Fontenot, Chad Romero, Debbie Aymond and Kenneth Carmouche.)
The duties of the committee, as defined by the resolution that formed it, are: to develop and channel information regarding disabled persons to the citizens of the community through the introduction of special activities; to work with all aspects of community life so that persons with disabilities will realize the rights and responsibilities afforded to all citizens; to receive recommendations, requests, and citizen complaints regarding problems affecting the disabled; to make advisory recommendations to the Lafayette City/Parish President and the Lafayette City/Parish Council regarding problems faced by the disabled which might be addressed by the Lafayette City/Parish Consolidated Government; to serve as an advisory panel to the Lafayette City/Parish President and the Lafayette City/Parish Council on new activities, legislation and procedures affecting the disabled; and to help increase opportunities for employment for persons with disabilities.
Nominations are now open for the 2013 Awareness Committee for Citizens with Disabilities Awards. The deadline is September 13, 2013. Click here to download an application.
Debbie AymondDebbie Aymond is currently Regional Manager for Louisiana Rehabilitation Services for the Lafayette Region, which is an 8 Parish area. She has held that position since September 2007. Prior to that, she served as a Rehabilitation District Supervisor in the Thibodaux Region and a Master Rehabilitation Counselor for twenty-two years. She is the recipient of several awards including the Department of Social Services Walk of Fame in 2007, Distinguished Merit Award, Lafourche Mayors’ Committee on Disability Issues- 2006, Meritorious Service Award, St. Mary Mayors’ Committee on Disability Issues- 1999, and the Charles E. Dunbar, Jr. Career Service Award- 1997. She currently serves on the Lafayette Workforce Investment Board and is Chairperson of the WIB 40 and 41 Coordination Committee. She is also a member of the Lafayette Social Service Network and the Lafayette Parish School System Transition Team. She has been married for 36 years and has two children and four grandchildren.
Mark Guillory is from Oakdale, Louisiana. He is a graduate of McNeese State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Studies. Mark is the Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program Specialist for the Louisiana Workforce Commission at the Lafayette Business & Career Solution Center and was recently appointed to serve on the City-Parish President's Awareness Committee for Citizens with Disabilities as a nominee from the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. Mark is an avid photographer whose photographs have been published in a number of local and regional magazines. He has lived and worked in the Lafayette area for the past 11 years. He is a life member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, the American Hiking Society, and the International Freelance Photographers Organization.
To contact the Committee:E-mail Address: Disability@LafayetteLA.govPhone Number: (337) 291-8308
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