Jason Dresden, Koinonia’s Workforce Development Manager, has joined the City of Stow’s Commission on Inclusion. The Commission seeks ways to help the City of Stow continue to grow awareness of and support for Stow citizens with disabilities.

According to Dresden, “My job is to help people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities find meaningful employment, which perfectly blends with the mission of the Commission. I look forward to working with the other Commission members, and applaud the city of Stow for their commitment to creating an inclusive community”

The commission was an early initiative of former Mayor Sara Kline’s administration and is slated to continue under Stow’s current Mayor John Pribonic. The commission comprises community members and has a mission of advising the city on ways of creating a more inclusive and welcoming community for people with disabilities. Among its achievements has been arranging for handicapped parking and a viewing area during the city’s annual Fourth of July parade. The panel is currently advocating making Stow parks and recreation programs more inclusive.

The commission usually meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at Stow City Hall, 3760 Darrow Road. For more information, visit https://stowohio.org/boards-and-commissions

Koinonia employees Jason Dresden (left) and Matt Magaw (right) help students with IDD at Woodridge High School

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