Notice Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the George Washington Regional Commission (GWRC) and the Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO) will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs or activities.

Employment

The George Washington Regional Commission (GWRC) and the Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO) does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the ADA.

Effective Communication

The George Washington Regional Commission (GWRC) and the Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO) will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in GWRC’s and FAMPO’s programs, services and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing or vision impairments.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures

The George Washington Regional Commission (GWRC) and the Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO) will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services and activities.

Persons who require special accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the GWRC/FAMPO at 540-642-1575 or hairfield@gwregion.org at least four days prior to the meeting. If hearing impaired, telephone 1-800-273-7545 (TDD).

ADA does not require that the George Washington Regional Commission (GWRC) and/or Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO) to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose any undue financial or administration burden.

Complaints that a GWRC/FAMPO program, service or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the GWRC/FAMPO Title VI Coordinator.

The George Washington Regional Commission (GWRC) and the Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO) will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications or policy.

Title VI Coordinator

Briana Hairfield, Title VI Coordinator
GWRC/FAMPO
406 Princess Anne Street
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
540-642-1575
hairfield@gwregion.org

ADA Grievance Procedure