KFP: Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities

by David Anderson
Kinston Free Press

In an effort to assist Kinston’s disabled residents, Mayor B.J. Murphy is working with local disabled citizens and those who advocate for them to resurrect a mayor’s commission on people with disabilities.

“This committee used to be a strong voice and there continues to be issues and concerns within the community affecting citizens with disabilities,” Murphy wrote in an open letter asking people to attend a brainstorming session that took place at City Hall on Friday.

About 20 people attended the meeting, including Kinston-area residents who live with disabilities and those who work on behalf of residents who live with physical and mental disabilities.

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