Advisory Committee for Individuals with Disabilities

The Advisory Committee for Individuals with Disabilities meets the first Wednesday of the month at the Jack Alter Fort Lee Community Center (1355 Inwood Terrace, 1st floor meeting room) at 1:oo p.m.


  • Harvey Sohmer, Council Liaison
    Term Expires: 2022
  • Patricia Ciccone, Chairperson
    Term Expires: 2023
  • Mitch Barnett, Member
    Term Expires: 2022
  • Susan M. Cohen, Member
    Term Expires: 2024
  • Roy Lippin, Member
    Term Expires: 2023

  • Sandra Pinkerton, Vice Chair
    Term Expires: 2023
  • Dr. Rita D. Posner, Member
    Term Expires: 2022
  • Jenny Senft, Member
    Term Expires: 2022
  • Gretchen M. Harris, Member
    Term Expires: 2022

Americans with Disabilities Act IconsOverview

The Fort Lee Mayor and Council's Advisory Committee for Individuals with Disabilities was established in 1993. It is comprised of 17 members including a Council liaison, Borough Department Heads, residents with disabilities, and other interested residents of Fort Lee.

The Committee identifies needs and problems, advises and helps develop services and programs, and recommends solutions to meet the needs of Fort Lee’s residents with all type of disabilities.

Accessibility Improvements

The Committee has worked to improve accessibility throughout the Borough. Among its accomplishments are the following:

  • Revision of snow removal ordinance to make sidewalks, streets, and parking more accessible
  • Revision of Municipal Building code to eliminate permit fees for alterations which improve accessibility
  • Sensitivity training sessions for all Borough employees
  • Resource racks containing literature about disabilities
  • Informational town wide meetings for persons with disabilities
  • Participation in Fort Lee’s Annual Health Fair

Mission Statement

The goal of the Fort Lee Mayor and Council's Advisory Committee for Individuals with Disabilities is to encourage the ability of individuals with disabilities to fully participate in all aspects of community life. This mission is achieved through educating and advising the local government on the creation of accessible and barrier free services and facilities in Fort Lee.

The Committee is a member of the National Organization on Disability's Community Partnership Program (CPP), and a participant in New Jersey Transit's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Task Force Committee.

Contact Information

To contact the Board with questions and comments, please click here. You may also call the Borough's ADA Compliance Officer at 201-592-3500 x1026.


  • Grievance Procedure under The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Notice under The Americans with Disabilities Act