Fairfield Commission On disAbilities

Fairfield Commission on disAbilities
c/o First Selectman's Office
725 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Fairfield Commission on disAbilities News


To ensure that Fairfield is a welcoming community where people with disabilities can lead inclusive and fulfilling lives, participating and contributing as active members of our town.  


The Commission on disAbilities strives to create forum for community members to:

  • Increase awareness about issues and opportunities affecting people with disabilities
  • Advise town officials on policies, procedures, programs and services (including facilities) 
  • Provide information and guidance to individuals, businesses and organizations on matters related to disabilities 
  • Foster and promote a community dialogue with businesses, community organizations, clubs and associations 
  • Engage people with disabilities and their families, encouraging them to participate in town government and planning.

The Commission on disAbilities generally meets the second Tuesday of every other month at 5:00pm at the Bigelow Center for Senior Activies at 100 Mona Terrace, as well as virtually via Webex. All schedules and locations are subject to change. Please check the Town Meetings Calendar for cancellations or location changes.

About the Fairfield Commission on disAbilities

Term Length:
# of Members:
Appointing Body:
Party Balance Required?:
Defined In:

Three Years
Board of Selectmen
Yes; No More than 4 of the Same Political Party
Committee Charge

Description and Duties:

The Fairfield Commission on disAbilities is established to promote the inclusion and integration of persons with disabilities in the activities, services and employment opportunities of the community. In doing so, the Commission shall:

Make recommendations to Town officials and Departments on policies, procedures, programs and services (including facilities) that affect people with disabilities.
Provide information, referral, advocacy and technical assistance to individuals, businesses, and organizations on reasonable accommodations, and other matters related to disability in order to promote public awareness and understanding.
Identify, research, and make recommendations that address barriers impacting people with disabilities.
Increase awareness of issues affecting people with disabilities fostering and promoting community dialogue and partnerships.
Engage people with disabilities and their families, encouraging them to participate in community activities, town government, and planning.


Name (Party) Title Term
Ryan M. Price (U)   01/22-01/25
Patty Donohue (R)    01/22-01/25 
Shannon G. Goodchild (U)    01/22-01/25  
Adrienne P. Hoffmann (U)    01/22-01/25  
Ron Piccolo (R)    01/22-01/25 
Karen L. Roseman (D)  2024 Secretary  01/22-01/25  
Daniel A. Van Horne (R)  2024 Chair 01/22-01/25