VENTURA, Calif. – Dani Anderson, Disability Access Manager for the County of Ventura, has been appointed to the California Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities (CCEPD). The appointment to the committee was made by the Speaker of the California State Assembly Anthony Rendon. Anderson will serve a three-year term that went into effect on June 29, 2023.
“I am very excited to re-connect with efforts to improve and enhance employment opportunities and outcomes for individuals with disabilities, where my career began,” said Anderson. “I have always believed that educating, training, and encouraging youth with disabilities about what their future can hold is crucial to their success. Of the many impactful components of the CCEPD, I look forward to using that mindset to lend to the continued success and even expansion of the Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities, of which I am an alumna. I am honored to be appointed to this vital committee and cannot wait to get started.”
Anderson has served as the Disability Access Manager for the County since 2022. In her role, Anderson works to expand community engagement efforts and improve service delivery for individuals with disability access and functional needs. She is responsible for overseeing the County’s accessibility efforts and provides information and education on disability culture, history, and communication through presentations at local schools and events. In addition, Anderson works closely with the Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services on emergency response, preparedness, and recovery efforts.
“We are thrilled that Dani will join this important state-level advisory committee,” said County Executive Officer Dr. Sevet Johnson. “Her extensive professional and lived experience will lend an important voice to the conversation around ensuring needs are being met for all residents throughout California and services are inclusive for individuals with access and functional needs.”
The California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities is an advisory committee to the California Department of Rehabilitation. The committee works to advance employment for people with disabilities by making policy recommendations to the Secretary of the Labor and Workforce Development Agency and the Secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency. They do so by developing strategies on employment, education and training needs along with cross system policy approaches to support better service delivery, contributing to California being a Model Employer. The timing of Anderson’s appointment coincides with National Disability Pride Month, which is observed each year in July, and provides the County of Ventura the opportunity to be a part of disability community furtherance.