The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced that the Accessibility Advisory Council will hold its next regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the DNR Lansing Customer Service Center, 4166 Legacy Parkway (off Jolly Road) in Lansing. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m.

The council will receive a presentation from the Michigan Department of Civil Rights regarding the process for handling Americans with Disabilities Act filings, as well as a discussion with the DNR Parks and Recreation Division regarding electric vehicle charging stations. In addition to conducting regular business, the council also will receive updates from the department’s sponsor, the accessibility team chair, other department staff and council members.

The Dec. 12 meeting agenda is available on the council’s web page.

The Accessibility Advisory Council was created by the DNR director in 2007. The council’s purpose is to make recommendations to the department director and staff regarding accessibility, as well as provide input, advice and guidance on the development, management and planning associated with providing accessible recreational opportunities to all users statewide.

The meeting location is barrier-free and an interpreter will be present. Those needing additional accommodations to fully participate in this meeting, seeking information about this meeting, or wishing to address the council on accessibility issues, should contact the DNR Finance and Operations Division at 517-284-5946 (TTY/TDD711 Michigan Relay Center for the hearing impaired) at least seven business days before the meeting.

Those wishing to present information to the council should submit their materials in an accessible and descriptive format to taylory1@michigan.gov as soon as possible.


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