Commission on Disabilities


  • 7 pm
  • The 3rd Thursday of the Month (With Exception of January and February)
  • City Hall
    191 Cabot Street
    3rd Floor
    Beverly, MA 01915

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Archived Agendas and Minutes


Kevin Gallant, Chair
Karen Bloodgood
Nancy Houghton
Steven Frederickson, ADA Coordinator

Mission & Accomplishments

The Beverly Commission on Disabilities is a vibrant group of individuals who are dedicated to increasing the quality of life for all individuals with disabilities. Over the last several years, the Commission has been involved with projects in the community. These projects include the following:

  • Purchased (with Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding) beach wheelchairs for use at Lynch Park and Dane Street Beaches
  • Purchased (with CPA funding) sand mats for access of chairs across sand at Lynch Park
  • Upgraded assistive listening devices for the Council Chamber
  • Made a financial donation to the North Beverly Playground
  • Purchased a TTY for the Library
  • Purchased assistive listening devices for the Council Chamber's, all elementary schools and Briscoe 
  • Middle School
  • Sponsored a Community Access Monitoring Program
  • Offered the Beverly Business Community technical assistance in order to make their business more accessible
  • Completed an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan
  • Requirements for Tables and Chairs in front of business
  • Streamlined the process of obtaining a handicapped parking (HP) space for home use and City Street