Re-Appoint Victor Calise as the Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for People With Disabilities
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Victor Calise has served as the Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for People With Disabilities for eighteen month after the death of former Director and first Commissioner Matthew Sapolin. Previously Commissioner Calise served as the first Accessibility Coordinator for Department of Parks and Recreation. In both positions he served as a liaison between the disability community and City government, at Parks by overseeing accessibility compliance in parks and programming and at MOPD by working to assure the rights and needs of people with disabilities are included in City initiatives by fostering greater cooperation, communication and coordination of functions and services in New York City.
When announcing Commissioner Calise’s appointment, Mayor Bloomberg said “Over the past ten years, former Commissioner Matthew Sapolin helped our City to break down barriers that keep people with disabilities from fully participating in all that our great city has to offer and increase accessibility for all New Yorkers. Victor Calise has the skills and experience to continue and expand on that progress and assure that the rights and needs of people with disabilities are included in the development and delivery of City services and programs.” During his eighteen month tenure, Commissioner Calise has fulfilled that promise with Restaurant Accessibility Program, the Accessible Housing Symposium and the Access to Independence Transportation Expo.
We believe reappointing Commissioner Calise will allow MOPD to continue to expand the awareness of accessibility in all New York City programs and services.
George Gallego-Founder & CEO Wheels of Progress
Edith Prentiss-Disabled In Action, V.P. Legislative Affairs
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