Commission for Individuals With Disabilities

Regular Meetings

  • The 3rd Wednesday of every month from 4:00PM - 6:00PM
  • All meetings are held virtually until further notice
  • Join the Zoom meeting
  • Meeting ID: 859 9240 9254   Passcode: 683426 
  • Dial by your location:  +1 301 715 8592 US 877 853 5247 US Toll-free    

Accommodation Requests

The Commission meetings are open to the public. If you need accommodations to participate in commission meetings, make your request at least 72 hours prior to the meeting date. Please call Lydia Williams at 301-248-5397 or email or use Maryland Relay at 711.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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The Commission has 20 volunteer members who are appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council for a 2-year term. Consumers with disabilities, public and private business, provider agencies, and the general public make up the Commission. Accommodations are available.

Veronica Davila-Steele, Chair
James McDowell, Co-Chair
Marja L. Reed, Secretary
Katrina Dixon Patterson, Asst. Secretary
Tiffany Harkless
Dahlia Shaewitz    
Amber Woods
Raymond Raysor    
Melissa Scales Hamilton
Doris L. Jones
William Brownlee
Kafi Agboola, RPh
Frederick Kamara
Natalie Mitchell
Phyllis Holton    

Becoming a Member

If you are interested in becoming a Commissioner or learning more about the Commission, please call 301-248-5397 or email or use Maryland Relay at 711. You can forward your resume to:

Attn: Lydia Williams
Department of Family Services
Aging and Disabilities Services Division
6420 Allentown Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748


In 1986, Prince George's County founded the Commission for Individuals with Disabilities. These Commissioners share their knowledge in order to help the County meet the needs of citizens who have disabilities.


The mission of the Commission for Individuals with Disabilities is to bring together businesses, citizens, and the government of Prince George's County to discuss and resolve disability issues in the County. The Commission also works with County and State agencies and other Commissions to jointly address and promote the needs and rights of individuals with disabilities. 

Accomplishments & Upcoming Events

Examples of alliances and items accomplished because of them are as follows:

  • Public safety issues have been identified and solutions discussed with Prince George's County Police and Fire Department.
  • The Commission works with the Developmental Disability Council.
  • The Commission works with the Maryland Department of Disabilities.
  • Transportation issues have been identified and solutions discussed with Prince George's Department of Public Works and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).


  • Helps to ensure that the County is meeting the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Works to improve services to citizens of Prince George's County, such as:
    • Accessibility
    • Community services
    • Education
    • Employment
    • Housing
    • Recreation
    • Transportation
Group Photo
Commission for Individuals with Disabilities Legislative Session Photo

Nat Sign Language Interpreter DayCommission for Individuals with Disabilities Chairperson Veronica Davila Steele attends the signing by Governor Wes Moore on Wednesday, May 3, 2023,  National Sign Language Interpreter Day. The bill will require Maryland to establish a licensing and regulatory system for sign language interpreters in the state.