Ron Lucey is the Executive Director of the Texas Governorís Committee on People with Disabilities. Mr. Lucey, previously served as the manager of the Accessibility and Web Support Unit for the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) and has held several positions at DARS and its legacy agency, the Texas Commission for the Blind, which included the establishment of an statewide information and referral system and the creation of a blindness prevention program. He is a graduate of the University of Texas with degrees in government and communications. His perspective as a person with a vision disability has helped him effectively advocate for accessibility and the rights of Texans with disabilities. Lucey served as an Austin city commissioner and as chair of the Austin Mayorís Committee for People with Disabilities, providing accessibility policy recommendations to the City Council and Austinís previous five mayors. His experience with the Austin Mayorís Committee gives him a focused perspective to support the mayorsí and county committees through GCPD, as well as disability organizations throughout the state. Mr. Lucey comes with a wealth of knowledge on disability issues as well as effective leadership skills. In 2010, in recognition of his passion and commitment to achieving full inclusion of people with disabilities in the community, he was selected as the recipient of Governorís Committee on People with Disabilities Governorís Trophy, the highest honor awarded in our Lex Frieden Employment Awards.
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