The Special Needs Inclusion Commission shall coordinate and/or carry out programs in order to bring about full and equal participation in all aspects of life in Northbrook for people with disabilities. Within parameters authorized by the Board of Trustees, it shall:
Research, understand, evaluate, and advocate local issues, challenges, and opportunities encountered by people with disabilities.
Coordinate with the activities of other local groups organized to meet the needs of people with disabilities.
Review and make recommendations about policies, procedures, services, and activities of Village departments as they affect people with disabilities.
Work in cooperation with Village departments and organizations to bring about maximum participation of people with disabilities.
Initiate, monitor, and promote legislation at the Village level which advances the equal status of people with disabilities.
Encourage public awareness and provide information and advice to individuals, businesses, organizations, and public agencies in all matters pertaining to disability.
Take such action as the Commission considers appropriate to ensure the equal access status of people with disabilities.
The commission may, at its own initiative, engage in specific activities beyond the scope of those listed above.
The Special Needs Inclusion Commission shall consist of seven members, each of whom shall serve a term of three years. To provide for staggered terms, when making initial appointments, the term of three members shall terminate at the end of two successive fiscal years and the term of the remaining four members shall terminate at the end of the third successive fiscal year.