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.

Chairperson
Patti Riesland
priesland@cheyennesmcpd.org

Vice-Chairperson
Mary E. Richey
mrichey@cheyennesmcpd.org

Secretary
Justin Zeman
jzeman@cheyennesmcpd.org

Co-Secretary
Howard A. Hill Sr.
hhill@cheyennesmcpd.org

Treasurer
Daryl Hensel
dhensel@cheyennesmcpd.org

Ex-Officio
Denise Freeman
dfreeman@cheyennesmcpd.org

Council Liaison
Pete Laybourn Council Representative
playbourn@cheyennesmcpd.org

Board Members
Carole J. Martin
cmartin@cheyennesmcpd.org

Betty Jean Pearson
bpearson@cheyennesmcpd.org

Julie Tucker
jtucker@cheyennesmcpd.org

Michelle Woerner
mwoerner@cheyennesmcpd.org

Dana Wood
dwood@cheyennesmcpd.org

Barbara Schutkowski-Fortish
bfortish@cheyennesmcpd.org

Tracey Kamm
tkamm@cheyennesmcpd.org

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