Congratulations to our good friend Karen Tamley on your Presidential appointment.


Karen Tamley, Appointee for Member, Architectural and
Transportation Barriers Compliance Access Board

Karen Tamley is Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities for the
City of Chicago, a position she has held since 2005.  Ms. Tamley co-founded the
Disability Rights Action Coalition for Housing, where she served as a National Organizer
from 1994 to 2004.  She was Director of Programs at Access Living of Metropolitan
Chicago from 1996 to 2005.  Previously, Ms. Tamley was Housing Director at Atlantis
Community, Inc. from 1992 to 1996 and an Executive Assistant at the National Disability
Action Center from 1990 to 1992.  She is a member of the Executive Committee of
Meals on Wheels Chicago, the Board of Directors of Pace Suburban Bus, the National
Advisory Panel of the Institute for Human Centered Design, and the Transit Access
Advisory Committee of the Regional Transportation Authority.  Ms. Tamley received a
B.A. from University of California, Berkeley.

Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
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