Highlighting the value that disabled New Yorkers bring to the workforce and assisting in matching prospective qualified candidates with employers.
- Oct 04, 2022
- 10:00 AM — 4:30 PM
- Empire State Plaza Concourse 100 S Mall Arterial Albany, NY 12242
About the Office of the Chief Disability Officer
The Office of the Chief Disability Officer (CDO) was established in February 2022 when Governor Hochul signed legislation (A.3130 - Steck/S.1836 - Skoufis) into law.
Advocates have fought for the new CDO since the elimination of the Office of the Advocate for Persons with Disabilities in the 2005-2006 budget.
Within six months of becoming governor, Governor Hochul saw the value in re-establishing an office within the Executive Chamber that is charged with advocating on behalf of people with disabilities and representing the issues that all people with disabilities face.
Chief Disability Officer
Kim most recently served as the Principal Analyst for the New York State Assembly Standing Committee on People with Disabilities, which focuses primarily on people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Previously, Kim served as Director of the Assembly Task Force on People with Disabilities, which focused on issues pertaining primarily to people with physical and sensory disabilities.