Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities
- The 1st Thursday of odd-number months (Dark in July)
- The Center at Founders Village
Community & Senior Center
17967 Bushard St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
Minutes are available following approval.
- 7:00PM to 9:00PM
- The first Friday of even-number months (unless otherwise stated)
- Location: Center at Founders Village Senior & Community Center - 17967 Bushard St. Fountain Valley
- Who can Attend? The event is open to adults, ages 18+ (Do NOT need to be a FV Resident)
- Cost: $1 per person, cash paid at the door
- What is included? DJ, dancing, refreshments, raffle & fun!
- No RSVP required
2024 Awards Program
The City of Fountain Valley Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities, comprised of City residents, is searching for individuals and/or businesses that provide outstanding support and service to person with disabilities.
Examples of past award recipients:
- Fountain Valley businesses that customarily employ persons with disabilities
- Fountain Valley businesses that are disability friendly
- Residents that volunteer services to companies providing services for persons with disabilities
THREE WAYS TO NOMINATE:
- Visit Fountainvalley.org to complete ONLINE FORM & submit
- Email PDF Form to FVAdvisoryCommittee@fountainvalley.gov
- Drop off or Mail PDF form to Center at Founders Village
- Attn. Jenni Worsham
- 17967 Bushard St. Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Congratulations to our 2023 Winners:
- 9Round Fitness, Fountain Valley
- Efren Grospe
- Living Waters Christian Fellowship
Certificate of Appreciation:
- First Class Pizza, Fountain Valley
- Saigon Grand Center
Highlighting members of Fountain Valley community who make a difference!
- January 2021- Rachel Osterbach
- February 2021 - Dean Becket
- January 2022 - Terry Coakley
- April 2022 – Scott Quinlan
- July 2022 - Kayla Borack
- November 2022 - Herman Ajamian
- November 2023 - Nancy & Emily Keller
Nancy & Emily Keller
You can usually spot the mother and daughter team of Nancy and Emily Keller at the City of Fountain Valley’s Dances for Adults with Disabilities at the Center at Founder’s Village. More often than not, mom Nancy can be found leading the dancers around the room as part of the “Love Train,” with Emily and her group of friends not far behind.
We caught up with Nancy and asked her a few questions about our dances and why Emily enjoys attending.
FVACPD: How did you find out about our dances and what motivates Emily to attend?
Nancy: We originally became aware of the dances through California Elwyn back in 2019. What motivates Emily to attend is the music and being with friends both old and new. Emily is mainly an observer and loves to watch everyone that she loves having fun. Also, she enjoys the community aspect of the dances; Emily loves connecting with the staff and volunteers at the venue. Whenever we drive past the Center at Founder’s Village, she says “Rob, John, Kayla.” [Rob Frizzelle is the City’s Director of Community Services; John and Kayla Borack serve as the DJ’s and volunteer at the dances.] Emily is a great judge of good people and is motivated by those that make her feel safe and accepted. Lastly, Emily loves FUN people, and the dances are always FUN.
FVACPD: What is Emily’s favorite part of the dances?
Nancy: Emily’s favorite part of the dances is the “Locomotion” and “Love Train” dances—and snack time!
FVACPD: If you had to encourage others to attend our dances, what would you tell them?
Nancy: When I invite others to the dances, I mention that the room is big (this seems to be a big draw), the venue is wonderful, and the staff and facilitators are pure love. Also, the music is great, and the volunteers are all so warm and kind.
- John Borack, Chair
- Susanne Seiden, Vice Chair
- Herman Jack Ajamian
- Georgia Bleiweis
- Glenn Bleiweis
- Kayla Borack
- Michael Mau
- Philip A. Nisco
- Gail Olson
- Leonard Santoro
- Jerry Supernaw
- Nora Webb
- Jan Werts
- Katy Wright
The committee’s primary function and responsibilities are:
- Assist the various departments in the implementation of specific guidelines for accessible facilities
- Facilitate the development of recreational programs useable by the disabled
- Provide information concerning special recreation equipment
- To facilitate the development of barrier-free buildings and facilities within the city
- Work with various levels of education on the development and implementation programs to assure maximum integration for disabled students in such programs and to develop community awareness of the employment potentials of the disabled population
Become a Member
Apply to become a member of this committee by filling out the application (PDF).